In case anyone isn’t aware, today Evolve relaunched on Steam as Evolve Stage 2. This is a free-to-play version currently on PC only. I believe this was sprung on everyone as I didn’t see any announcement about this beforehand (I still follow Evolve on Twitter).
The game first launched in Feb 2015. There has been about a hundred or less players previously. Right now at 10pm Central time, there are over 9,000 people playing the game. No idea how it will look in a week or a month, but at least people are giving the game a chance.
What really interests me about this is that the publisher, 2k Games, also handles Battleborn. As has been discussed here and in Discord, this game is struggling on the PC. Right now there are about 500 players online.
I’m wondering if Evolve is a test for 2k to see if a similar treatment might be beneficial for Battleborn.
I might log into Evolve and check out the changes. I downloaded an 18GB patch earlier today due to this… evolution.