Turtle Rock's Team-Based Shooter, Evolve, Coming This Fall
If you like the idea of a cooperative-based team shooter, you'll be interested in the upcoming next-gen title from Left 4 Dead developers Turtle Rock Studios.
Publisher 2K Games has confirmed that Evolve will launch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC some time this fall. Those who wish to pre-order the promising game will receive the Monster Expansion Pack, which features a Savage Goliath skin and a new monster character. The latter will release a little after the title's launch.
Evolve, described as an "asymmetrical team shooter," is powered by Crytek's vaunted CryEngine. Four players will compete in a first-person format; they will assume the role of Hunters and they'll have to face off against the Monster. The Monster is actually controlled by a fifth person, but they operate from a third-person perspective. With multiple Monsters, each with different skills, Hunters will face a variety of challenges.
2K Games parent company, Take-Two Interactive, picked up the IP rights to Evolve earlier last year. Remember when THQ bit the dust and all their properties were auctioned off? Well, Take-Two named this one for $10.8 million, which could prove to be a steal. They just need to deliver a quality shooter; if they do, gamers will likely respond and Evolve could become the next big franchise.
A shooter with a twist... not bad
Personally, I've gotten sick of shooters. I used to love 'em but these days, I really want a bit more in the way of creativity and imagination. There are only so many times I can run around and shoot everything that moves. For me, that just gets tiring after a while. However, Evolve has potential. The four-player team-based approach reminds me of Insomniac's Fuse, which unfortunately didn't burn up the sales charts. It was a valiant attempt, though, and it provided players with a relatively fresh gameplay system.
If Evolve actually feels somewhat fresh, I might be interested...