The end of 2014 has been shaping up to be a gaming-apalooza to be remembered; games like Destiny and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare threaten to rob us of family time when the Holidays come to pass. Unfortunately, though, one game will have to be scratched from that list. It has been announced that 2K Games and Turtle Rock‘s latest title Evolve will be delayed from its original October 2014 release to February 2015. This change was announced as part of Take-Two Interactive‘s financial report (Take-Two wholly owns the publisher of Evolve, 2K Games).
“primarily decided the title deserves and should have more time to be polished so it can reach its absolute optimal state before we release it… historically, we’ve benefited from giving the creative teams more time to polish the titles, we’ve never regretted it.”
This comes just a week after Evolve had its closed alpha, though we wonder if its performance in the alpha had any bearing on this decision. Releasing in February is probably going to be better for Evolve’s sales in the long run anyway, as Slatoff noted:
“It’s not at all crowded, and we will benefit from the fact that there are a lot of holiday sales of consoles. The install base will be bigger.”
Evolve is going to be released on PC, Xbox One and PS4 in February 2015.
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