Despite what seemed to be a successful free-to-play transition a few months ago, Evolve Stage 2 will no longer… well, evolve.
The founders of Turtle Rock Studios posted on the game’s forums that the company would no longer be working on Evolve. It also doesn’t seem like the decision was up to them:
“This is the life of AAA game developers who aren’t self-funded and don’t own their own IP. We don’t get to make the call. We all know that going in but we still sign the dotted line because we love what we do.”
The game was developed by Turtle Rock and published by 2K Games, who sounds like they no longer wish to expend the resources needed to keep the game’s development running. On the (potentially) bright side, this could mean that someone else could pick up where 2K left off, though the somber tone of the blog post doesn’t hint at this as being a possibility.
UPDATE: 2K has posted on its blog that it will be taking over the day-to-day operation of Evolve. No more updates are planned, though the game will stay online with the focus on “bringing in new players and maintaining the game’s audience on PC.”
Evolve’s servers will remain online for the foreseeable future, however, and there’s one last “Evolve-themed livestream” scheduled for today, Oct. 27 at 12 p.m. PDT on the Evolve Twitch channel.