The first-person shooter's dedicated servers are set to go down on September 3, on both consoles and PC. This will also mean the end for several features including the ranked online play, leaderboards, and the in-game store so those with in-game currency will want to spend it before that date. The cooperative shooter released in February of with lofty expectations due to the developer's previous work on the Left 4 Dead series. However, the five-player asymmetrical multiplayer title which had four players working together to take down a player-controlled monster never managed to find a huge audience. Publisher 2K eventually tried to reconfigure the game in mid into a free-to-play title called Evolve Stage 2 , which will be shutdown alongside the dedicated servers in September and will be no longer available to download past July 2, but it wound up being too little, too late. While dedicated servers are going away forever , that doesn't mean that the online portion of Evolve will be totally unplayable. The multiplayer will instead rely on peer-to-peer matchmaking, which will use the connections of the five players in order to play online. Through quick play Evolve owners will be able to play many of the game's various modes Hunt, Nest, Rescue, Defend, Arena , and both custom games and its main Evacuation mode will be playable. Of course, the single-player offerings that allow players to play with and against AI players will still work as it did previously.
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Evolve, the multiplayer four vs one shooter from Turtle Rock, will have its servers retired in September. This is also when Evolve Stage 2, the free-to-play version launched in July, , will be taken offline. Evolve Stage 2 development was halted in October of the same year, though the game maintained a small player base since then. Starting July 2, virtual currency and the in-game market will be removed from Evolve Stage 2. With that said, players will not lose access to their purchased hunters, monsters, and skins past September 3.
Turtle Rock Studios just announced that the dedicated servers and in-game store of the title Evolve will close starting on September 3. However, peer-to-peer multiplayer will still remain on the PC and console versions of Legacy Evolve, which was the name given to the original before it became a free-to-play title back in Evolve Stage 2 will be removed entirely from the PC. Furthermore, any cosmetic items, Hunters, and Monsters that players have purchased will still be available in Legacy Evolve. However, all in-game currency must be spent before the shutdown in September.