Sometimes when businesses goes under some assets don’t get purchased. When THQ filed for bankruptcy in 2012, Evolve, a game from Turtle Rock Studios (of Left 4 Dead fame), went to auction. Luckily 2K decided to shell out the cash for the publishing rights and see the came to completion. I’m thankful they did.
Evolve is an interesting take on multiplayer. It pits 4 players against a powerful alien monster controlled by another player. While the trailer is set in a 3rd person perspective (and shows no in game footage) the game will be in 1st person, the “hunters” will have different play styles as well as the alien monsters. All players have access to various powerups, while the monster is capable of evolving over time. Evolve certainly has promise, the key to gameplay success is the balance between 4 hunters vs 1 monster. Evolve is slated for the fall of 2014, so keep an eye our for new trailers and updates here at Resident Entertainment.