Will Evolve be a successful new species, or a dead end? A surefire way to find out would be to sign up to test Turtle Rock’s first-person monster hunter first-hand. We English aren’t eligible – the official site’s tweed-detectors were going off before I’d even offered my email address. But if you’re across the Atlantic, you can sign up and await further instruction.
Head to the sign-up page and use the password ‘happyhunting’.
You’ll need to be living in North America, have a valid Steam account, and be able to “support a large coordinated user test”. Perhaps expect a stress test weekend or too, then, rather than a prolonged public alpha period.
2K ask that you sign up on the PC you plan to play on, and provide a few hardware pointers to ensure you can run the game.
There’ll be no YouTube previews or Reddit summaries to emerge after the event, unfortunately – testers will agree to “not discuss or disclose anything” about what they play.
Turtle Rock hope to confirm the list of alpha participants by tomorrow, at which point they’ll be in contact with the lucky few.
Evolve is expected in October. Are you sold on its irregular monster-hunting concept? Our Rob worried it plays a little too much like Left 4 Dead’s Tank: The Game.