Evolve

PS4, XBOX ONE, PC / Action / Release: Fall 2014 / ESRB: RP

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Evolve preview: scratching the surface of Turtle Rock's 4v1 monster game

Evolve preview: scratching the surface of Turtle Rock's 4v1 monster game

At the end of one match, Evolve had me shaking. At the end of five, I was utterly convinced: developer Turtle Rock has managed to create another game that will have the same legacy as Left 4 Dead.

On the surface, Evolve appears to be the natural continuation of the excellent co-op mechanics established in their zombie shooter. However, the introduction of smartly-designed and highly-differentiated classes makes it an even more cooperative affair than before. Of course, there's also the addition of a single player-controlled opponent--a giant monster--that changes the dynamic completely, creating a tense asymmetric multiplayer experience that is unlike anything else.

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Having more than four players would make Evolve too difficult

Having more than four players would make Evolve too difficult

In Turtle Rock's upcoming Evolve, a team of four players goes against a lone giant. But why limit the human team to just four? Certainly, the game should be able to support larger teams? According to creative director Chris Ashton, lessons learned from Left 4 Dead convinced the team that teams larger than four become too difficult to track.

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How Evolve learned from Left 4 Dead's AI director

How Evolve learned from Left 4 Dead's AI director

Turtle Rock's upcoming next-gen game Evolve is all about the hunt, pitting four humanoid characters against one powerful monster player. But even though everything is driving toward a confrontation, that won't be the end of the match. In an interview, studio heads Chris Ashton and Phil Robb explained how lessons learned from Left 4 Dead will keep the pacing on-track.

Read more: "You need to have those peaks and valleys, right? It's about contrast." »

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Evolve pre-order bonus makes a more fearsome monster

Evolve pre-order bonus makes a more fearsome monster

Evolve pits four against one, so that one has to be made pretty fearsome. 2K and Turtle Rock have announced the pre-order bonuses, which includes two ways to make your particular monster stand out.

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How Evolve's co-op compares to Left 4 Dead

How Evolve's co-op compares to Left 4 Dead

The latest issue of Game Informer lifted the curtain on Turtle Rock Studios' new asymmetric multiplayer shooter, Evolve. More details are starting to emerge about the game and, unsurprisingly, the co-op element will share a lot in common with Turtle Rock's previous franchise, Left 4 Dead.

Read more: Team element comparable to L4D »

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Evolve announced from Left 4 Dead team

Evolve announced from Left 4 Dead team

Turtle Rock Studios, the original creator of Left 4 Dead, has announced its next game: Evolve. The asymmetric multiplayer shooter's being published by 2K Games, and is planned for release on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One this fall.

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