The surprise next-gen teaser from Game Informer is Evolve from Turtle Rock and Take Two. The game was meant to be revealed first in the latest edition of Game Informer, but the news leaked online early. The game is described as a next-gen multiplayer shooter where four hunters face-off against a single, player-controlled monster. Evolve will be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Few independent studios sport the multiplayer pedigree of Turtle Rock Studios. After years of working on Valve’s Counter-Strike series, the California-based developer created Left 4 Dead, a post-apocalyptic shooter that redefined cooperative gaming and landed the number-one spot on Game Informer’s Top 30 Co-op Games of All Time list. Now the studio is combining its competitive and cooperative design expertise for a new, next-gen only IP: Evolve. Backed by publisher 2K Games, which paid a whopping $10.8 million for the IP in last year’s THQ auction, Turtle Rock is taking full advantage of gamers’ powerful new systems.
The sci-fi multiplayer-focused shooter pits a four-player crew of alien hunters against a separate player-controlled monster that grows larger and more powerful over the course of matches. Each hunter features its own unique items and abilities, and while the monster may be outnumbered, its size and an assortment of devastating attacks make it a more than formidable foe. Like Turtle Rock’s previous titles, Evolve is being built with variety and replayabilty in mind; the result is a novel mix of cooperative and competitive multiplayer elements that’s unlike anything we’ve played before. Our exclusive hands-on time with the game’s four-versus-one hunt mode left us with plenty to be excited about, and you can get all the details in this month’s issue.
Our 12-page look at Evolve reveals the first hunters, monster, and unique equipment players will get their hands on when the game releases on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 this fall. We also have a wealth of exclusive screens and hands-on impressions you won’t want to miss. Check out the cover image below for your first hint at what’s to come.