Yesterday, Turtle Rock Studios announced that they will no longer be supporting Evolve. Chris Ashton, co-founder of Turtle Rock, made the announcement official in a forum message to the community. The unique and popular competitive shooter was released on February 10th of 2015 and received high praise from critics but mixed reviews from players.
In his message, Ashton expressed how proud he was of his team and how thankful he was to both THQ, 2K, and the game community. He explained that it is always difficult to be a small, AAA developer and how it is not always their call on what projects get cut and what gets kept.
Moreover, Turtle Rock was especially grateful for its fans and the community for all of the support and feedback. Whether it was those who picked up Evolve at release or the fans who jumped into the game after it entered “Stage 2”, where it was made free-to-play on consoles, the fans were the driving force behind the success of Evolve.
Finally, Ashton and Turtle Rock told their fans that this is not the end for Turtle Rock Studios. As a lost hoorah, Turtle Rock is hosting an Evolve livestream on October 27th at 12 pm Pacific Time. The stream can be found at on their twitch channel. They promised that they will continue to work on different games in different worlds. This comes as a bittersweet ending. Evolve was a fun and unique experience and it is a shame that is had to come to an end. However, it will be exciting to see what Turtle Rock has in store for future games.
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