There seemed to be some hope for Turtle Rock Studios’ Evolve earlier this year when it went free-to-play on PC and got a big boost in its player base, but it looks like it simply wasn’t enough. The developer has announced that the game will not be transitioning to a free-to-play model on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One as was hoped for previously, and they won’t be supporting the game anymore at all on any platform going forward.
Turtle Rock co-founders Chris Ashton and Phil Robb made the announcement through their website, where they said the following:
“We were hungry for more but unfortunately today is the last day that Turtle Rock Studios can work on Evolve. It’s always hard to leave one of our games behind. Left4Dead was no different and now it’s Evolve’s turn. There will always be a special place in our hearts for our past projects. No matter what happens with Evolve in the future, we’ll know it was born in this studio and developed by this team alongside this beautiful community.”
They go on to confirm that the game’s Stage 2 free-to-play model that launched on PC earlier this year will not be coming to consoles, saying that “There’s a lot that we really wish we could have done, especially taking Stage 2 to consoles, but it looks like that’s just not meant to be.”
The developers end by thanking the community and claim that they are already moving on to new projects, revealing that they will be holding a final live stream for Evolve at 12 PM PDT on October 27th.