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Evolve wins 5 Gamescom 2014 Awards including ‘Best of Show’

by William Schwartz

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Evolve, an upcoming sci-fi themed 4v1 shooter in development by Turtle Rock Studios, with publisher 2K Games and distributor Take Two Interactive, has come out of Gamescom 2014 way ahead of the pack. This is most likely good news for Crytek, as Evolve runs on CryEngine. Hopefully for them, the use of their engine in a game that has come up trumps for five of the thirteen official Gamescom 2014 awards will give them the shovel they need to dig out of the well documented hole they have found themselves in. This is the most awards a single game has ever won at a Gamescom show.

It’s certainly good news for everyone involved with the game. Phil Robb, co-founder and creative director at Turtle Rock Studios had this to say after receiving the news (source) – “We are blown away by the positive reception for Evolve from both the critics and the consumers here at Gamescom. Winning the ‘Best of Show’ award at both E3 and Gamescom in the same year is humbling and exhilirating.”

2K’s President Christoph Hartmann chimed in “It’s encouraging to see the level of excitement for Evolve rise constantly. The team at Turtle Rock Studios is creating something very special with this new IP that we believe will deliver one of the most unique and engaging next-gen experiences early next year.”

As reported on Take-Two Interactive’s website, Evolve won five awards at the show including – Best Of Gamescom, Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox, Best PC Game, Best Action Game & Best Online Multiplayer Game.

We’ve been looking for a next gen game to launch this generation of consoles – is Evolve the one to do it? Given the strong reception it has received from games conferences, the fact they are setting a trend with this unique 4v1 formula and that it won’t be available on PS3 and Xbox 360, I’d wager it will have a big part to play in giving this generation that boost it needs to truly define itself.

The complete list of categories and nominees from Gamescom 2014 (official source) are as follows –

Best Console Game Sony Playstation:

  • The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks/ZeniMax Germany GmbH)
  • Dying Light (Techland sp. z o.o.)
  • Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft GmbH)
  • Mittelerde: Mordors Schatten (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
  • Evolve (Take-Two Interactive GmbH/2K)

Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox:

  • The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks/ZeniMax Germany GmbH)
  • Assassin’s Creed Rogue (Ubisoft GmbH)
  • Sunset Overdrive (Microsoft Corporation)
  • Ori and the Blind Forest (Microsoft Corporation)
  • Evolve (Take-Two Interactive GmbH/2K)

Best Console Game Nintendo Wii:

  • LEGO Batman 3: Jenseits von Gotham (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
  • Splatoon (Nintendo of Europe GmbH)
  • Super Smash Bros. For Wii U (Nintendo of Europe GmbH)

Best Role Playing Game:

  • Skylanders Trap Team (Activision Blizzard Deutschland GmbH)
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX (Square Enix GmbH)
  • Risen 3 (Deep Silver / Koch Media GmbH)

Best Action Game:

  • The Order: 1886 (Sony Computer Entertainment Deutschland GmbH)
  • Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft GmbH)
  • Ori and the Blind Forest (Microsoft Corporation)
  • Super Smash Bros. For Wii U (Nintendo of Europe GmbH)
  • Evolve (Take-Two Interactive GmbH/2K)

Best Simulation Game:

  • Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call (Square Enix GmbH)
  • World of Warships (Wargaming Europe S.A.S.)

Best Sports Game:

  • FIFA 15 (Electronic Arts)
  • Forza Horizon 2 (Microsoft Corporation)
  • PES 2015 (Konami Digital Entertainment B.V.)

Best Family Game:

  • Skylanders Trap Team (Activision Blizzard Deutschland GmbH)
  • Silence (Daedalic Entertainment GmbH)
  • LittleBigPlanet 3 (Sony Computer Entertainment Deutschland GmbH)
  • LEGO Batman 3: Jenseits von Gotham (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
  • Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo of Europe GmbH)

Best PC Game:

  • Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks/ZeniMax Germany GmbH)
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (Take-Two Interactive GmbH/2K)
  • Mittelerde: Mordors Schatten (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
  • Evolve (Take-Two Interactive GmbH/2K)

Best Mobile Game:

  • Darkblade (NetEase, Inc.)
  • Super Smash Bros. For 3DS (Nintendo of Europe GmbH)
  • Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call (Square Enix GmbH)

Best Social / Casual / Online Game:

  • Orcs Must Die! Unchained (Gameforge)
  • Dance Central Spotlight (Microsoft Corporation)
  • LittleBigPlanet 3 (Sony Computer Entertainment Deutschland GmbH)
  • SingStar (Sony Computer Entertainment Deutschland GmbH)
  • LEGO Batman 3: Jenseits von Gotham (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

Best Online Multiplayer Game:

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Activision Blizzard Deutschland GmbH)
  • Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • FIFA 15 (Electronic Arts)
  • Forza Horizon 2 (Microsoft Corporation)
  • Evolve (Take-Two Interactive GmbH/2K)

Best Hardware (incl. Peripheral):

  • Virtualizer (Cyberith)
  • Oculus Rift DK 2 (Oculus VR)
  • Project Morpheus (Sony Computer Entertainment Deutschland GmbH)
  • Amiibo (Nintendo of Europe GmbH)
  • SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Wireless Controller (NVIDIA GmbH)

For more news surrounding Gamescom 2014, check back here or hit up Gamescom’s official site here. Evolve is set to release, seemingly for world domination on Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC February 10th, 2015. Enjoy the hunt.

 

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