A lot of next-gen games are failing to meet their release dates, and we now have yet another highly anticipated offering that won’t make 2014.
Publisher, 2K Games has just confirmed that Evolve, a new multiplayer-driven man-vs.-monster shooter IP being put together by Turtle Rock Studios, a new developer consisting of former Left 4 Dead veterans, is being delayed out of this year. Originally set to release this October, the game has now been pushed all the way to February 10th, 2015.
2K has cited that the delay is simply to make sure that the game lives up to its high expectations, particularly after its numerous pre-release awards from various trade shows, including this year’s E3. This should also give them more time to host the necessary beta periods for the game, after a short-lived closed alpha was offered exclusively on PC earlier this year.
This is yet another delay out of this year that next-gen hardware has suffered. A truly alarming slate of delays have already happened beforehand, with Watch Dogs delayed from being a next-gen launch title to a highly belated release this past May, Sony’s DriveClub being delayed from the PlayStation 4 launch all the way to this October, The Evil Within, Dragon Age: Inquisition and The Crew slipping down further in the year, and a slew of next-gen-enabled games such as The Order: 1886, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Dying Light, Battlefield: Hardline, Batman: Arkham Knight, Mad Max, and The Division all being pushed out of planned 2014 releases to now release in 2015. Yikes.
The delay of Evolve will no doubt also force Microsoft to slightly tweak their current Xbox One marketing campaign, which claims, “The best games of the year live on Xbox One.” The banner of games includes titles like Forza Horizon 2, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Sunset Overdrive, and, yes, Evolve. Evolve will likely be removed at this point though, since it’s now coming out next year. Nonetheless, Microsoft still plans to offer priority DLC and an exclusive beta for Evolve on Xbox One.
On top of Xbox One, Evolve is also set to release on PC and PlayStation 4.
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