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. 

From The Chatty
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    July 6, 2016 9:40 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Evolve counting down to an announcement tomorrow

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      July 6, 2016 9:44 AM

      Surprise, we're shutting down the servers!

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        July 6, 2016 10:08 AM

        I don't think anyone will miss it.

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          July 6, 2016 10:55 AM

          shame, too. It had a lot of potential, but their greed got the better of them, and pissed off the playerbase before the game ever saw the light of day.

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      July 6, 2016 9:46 AM

      Free to play?

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      July 6, 2016 11:01 AM

      interesting take on the youtube, csgo gambling streamers. even more interesting the suggestion that FTC could get involved

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        July 6, 2016 1:35 PM

        that was obvy the wrong thread

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          July 6, 2016 1:51 PM

          let's just run with it. evole betting streamers, not an issue apparently?

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      July 6, 2016 2:07 PM

      Free to play would be awesome and i would totally support them

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      July 6, 2016 2:09 PM

      Seems like the game was almost made for the F2P model, which is probably one of the bigger reasons why it didn't do well as a non-F2P game.

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      July 6, 2016 4:31 PM

      Hopefully it's a refund for all those season pass holders

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      July 6, 2016 4:33 PM

      Until today, I COMPLETELY forgot that I purchased and played that game.

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      July 7, 2016 1:03 PM

      Please be an Evolve/Brink crossover announcement!

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