Turtle Rock posted a big letter on its Evolve forums tonight announcing the PC version of Evolve will be going free very soon.
You can find the full letter here. In it, Turtle Rock co-founders Chris Ashton and Phil Robb reveal that Evolve is going free (though they don’t use the term free-to-play) and a beta for the new free version of Evolve begins tomorrow, July 7. The letter also says rewards will be available for those who bought the game at launch, and a number of big balancing changes and performance updates are on the way, too.
Update: Turtle Rock has already pulled the game from Steam. You can find the product page here, but you won’t be able to buy the game.
The countdown that was teased yesterday is still going with about 14 hours left until expiration. There is more to this announcement, and we will have full details tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. ET / 5 a.m. PT.
[Source: Turtle Rock]
This is a big change for Evolve, but it has the potential to be the right change. I’m curious to see if it boosts player count and gets more people playing.