All Post-Launch Downloadable Maps For Evolve Will Be Totally Free

Written by Jon Sutton on Wed, Nov 26, 2014 10:21 AM
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Bucking the trend and harking back to gaming past, Turtle Rock Studios has revealed that all of Evolve’s DLC maps will be available totally free. Players getting involved with the asymmetric 4 v 1 multiplayer shooter will all get access to all of the maps, ensuring Evolve doesn't have a fragmented online community and, in theory, providing better and busier matchmaking services.

While Evolve’s community won’t be split over additional map packs, there will still be paid downloadable content in the form of additional hunters and monsters. Players will still be able to take part in matches with these new characters present, but won’t be able to step into their shoes themselves.

"First thing we said was we can’t break the community up, so all of our maps will be free," said Evolve’s creative director Phil Robb. "We never want anyone to get booted off of a server because they haven’t bought something. That sucks."

Maps for all prevents fragmentation of Evolve's gaming community, but this doesn't prevent you playing with other people online who've got some unique downloadable characters. "If your buddy wants to buy the DLC that’s cool and the game will be enhanced through his purchase," Robb continued. "You won’t be able to play as those characters but you’ll be able to play with him."

Evolve is pencilled in for a February 10th, 2015, release worldwide, on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, skipping previous-generation consoles entirely. Is Turtle Rock's business model something all studios should aspire to? Does the promise of free DLC make you more likely to pick up Evolve? Let us know!

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10:13 Nov-27-2014

yes, it will make me pick up the game.

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21:51 Nov-26-2014

Keeping this post's link so I can use it whenever a discussion about how Turtle Rock became a successful studio comes up.

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12:06 Nov-26-2014

This is new a devloper not trying to squeeze ever last bit of money of your wallet. :P

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06:09 Nov-27-2014

Not new... Just reminds me of the old days... Devs/publishers sucking your wallet dry with DLC content is relatively new...

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11:30 Nov-26-2014

....... looking at COD

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11:27 Nov-26-2014

They actually care about gamers...? Astounding... CD Projekt RED are not alone...

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19:37 Nov-26-2014

I hope this becomes a trend that won't fade away.

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06:07 Nov-27-2014

True that buddy...

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10:42 Nov-26-2014

This is great in my opinion. :D Especially since it means the playerbase won't be split! This makes me more likely to pick up Evolve :p

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