Evolve was one of the mostly hotly anticipated games of the year. Bad news though for anyone who was looking forward to spending the autumn slaying huge monsters – the game was been delayed until February.
According to Gamespot, TakeTwo President Karl Slatoff explained the decision saying that:
“We are encouraged by the overwhelmingly positive response from press and fans, and believe by extending development by a few months, it will allow the team enough time to fully realize their creative vision for Evolve”
The game itself has an interesting premise. Like Left 4 Dead, which the team behind it previously made, it does away with single player and instead of focuses on multiplayer matches – where one player plays the role of a massive mythical monster, and the other players team up to try and take them down. It’s an asymmetric twist on the standard death-match.
We had a brief hands on with the title a few weeks ago and (whisper it) we weren’t hugely impressed – there didn’t seem to be much new. So perhaps staying in development for a little longer could give the game the tune-up it perhaps still requires.
The game is now due for release on 10th February 2015.