As the site's resident Vtuber, I felt obligated to cover this.
Today, co-founders of Turtle Rock, Phil Robb and Chris Ashton, announced that they were ceasing development on Evolve: Stage 2. After five years of development, the studio will no longer be able to work on and provide updates to the game that not long ago went free to play on PC.
The co-founders had this to say in their post made on the Turtle Rock forums:
“It’s always hard to leave one of our games behind. Left4Dead was no different and now it’s Evolve’s turn. There will always be a special place in our hearts for our past projects. No matter what happens with Evolve in the future, we’ll know it was born in this studio and developed by this team alongside this beautiful community.”
Turtle Rock also confirmed that plans to release the game as free to play on consoles have ended as well. You can still purchase the game, but it won’t have any of the additions or changes made for the Stage 2 version of the game.
As a final goodbye to the game and its community, Turtle Rock will be hosting an “Evolve-themed livestream” this Thursday, October 27th, at twitch.tv/evolvegame, starting at 12 PM PST.