Evolve is a first-person shooter video game developed by Turtle Rock Studios and published by 2K Games. Announced in January 2014, the game was released worldwide for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4
, and XBOX ONE
in February 2015. Evolve uses an asymmetrical multiplayer structure, where five players—four playing as hunters and one as the monster—battle against each other on an industrialized alien planet called Shear. The hunters' gameplay is based on the first-person shooter design, while the monsters are controlled from a third-person perspective. The hunters' goal is to eliminate the monster, while the monster's goal is to consume wildlife and evolve to make themselves stronger before either eliminating the hunters, or successfully destroying the objective.
Evolve was Turtle Rock Studios' first major project after the company split from Valve in 2011. The concept for Evolve existed prior to the development of their previous game, Left 4 Dead. Inspired by hunting games such as Cabela's Big Game Hunter and Deer Hunter, the idea is to have prey that can strike back at the hunters. The monster design was originally intended to be esoteric but was later toned down. Turtle Rock found difficulty when seeking publishers that could provide funding and marketing for the game. THQ
was originally set to serve as the game's publisher, but the rights to the franchise and publishing duties were transferred to Take-Two Interactive after THQ
filed for bankruptcy in late 2012.
|Build Name||Build Date||Build Number|
|Evolve||September 28, 2012|
|Evolve||November 02, 2012||4418|