Evolve Stage 2 may have had a rocky road after going free-to-play, but that hasn't soured Turtle Rock Studios on the payment model. Today, the developer announced that it was in the process of creating a new free-to-play first-person shooter title, with publishing help provided by Perfect World Entertainment.
In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Turtle Rock Co-Founder Phil Robb called the upcoming title a new IP that promises "heart-pounding moment-to-moment online co-op FPS action." Turtle Rock President Steve Goldstein also gave glowing reviews of the free-to-play model, calling it "a direct line toward taking the game that we wanted to play when we first started working on it and ensuring that it will be a game that our community wants to play for years to come."
There are few concrete details about the game itself, which isn't expected to be playable until at least 2018. Breaking with several recent traditions in gaming, it won't feature zombies or a post-apocalyptic setting -- like Turtle Rock's popular Left 4 Dead games -- opting instead for something with a "strong dark fantasy element." VR also isn't an immediate priority for the new title, though it could be added post-launch. Neither are e-sports, though Goldstein said the game would still be "fun to watch."
So, what do you guys think? And before you go "Sounds neat, but Perfect World, ew," Gigantic seems to be doing OK, right?
About the Author
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.
Twin Saga & Echo Of Soul Kick Off Holiday Celebrations
Aeria Games is in the holiday spirit and they're spreading it throughout their various games.By QuintLyn Bowers - 6 years ago
You May Enjoy
The Day Before Launch "Was Planned To Be Moved" Anyway And "Will Definitely See Release"
Despite the rumors and allegations that the game wasn't being made, the devs state otherwise.By Aspen Pash - 1 day ago
💣 Feature | Cozy Comfy Multiplayer: What Ever Happened To Coke Music?
The popular music mixer MMO by Coca-Cola seemed to vanish overnight.By Aspen Pash - 2 days ago
Warframe Dev Stream Announces New Bug-Frame, "Star Days" Event, And Continues Prep For 10th Anniversary And Cross Save
Known as Citrine, the Bug-Frame will be the 52nd Warframe coming to all platforms soon.By Anthony Jones - 1 day ago
World of Warcraft Classic Tech Lead Leaves Blizzard, Protesting “Stack Ranking” Employee Evaluation System
The system reportedly requires that approximately 5% of employees get a low ranking.By QuintLyn Bowers - 4 days ago
Marvel's Avengers To End All Official Support On September 30th; Last New Content Patch Coming In March
The writing was on the wall.By Anthony Jones - 1 week ago
Judge Denies Microsoft's Request To Pause Gamer Lawsuit
The preliminary hearing will take place on March 23.By Aspen Pash - 3 days ago