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Evolve counting down to an announcement tomorrow [UPDATE]

Could the game be going free to play?


UPDATE (2:34p Pacific)

Evolve has been pulled from Steam. GameSpot points out that this could be an error, or more evidence that Evolve may be going free-to-play when the countdown expires.

Original story follows

Time for another tease, this time involving the game Evolve.

A countdown timer has appeared on the official site, letting us know that some announcement is coming at 9 a.m. PT / noon ET tomorrow, with the rather obscure hashtag of #StageUp. What could it be? It is unlikely that a sequel would be announced given that developer Turtle Rock has started working on a new IP. Given the controversial nature of the game's DLC plans, it could possibly be a move to a free-to-play format. We'll know for sure in less than 24 hours.

The game got decent reviews, and sold around 300,000 units a week after launch in February 2015, according to publicker Take-Two, but analysts expected the game could be too niche for a wider audience, projecting a cap of about 1.5 million unit sales. 

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