Evolve won't charge players for its DLC maps; other DLC won't restrict matchmaking either | PCGamesN

Evolve won't charge players for its DLC maps; other DLC won't restrict matchmaking either

Evolve DLC Free

Turtle Rock Studios, responsible for the upcoming monstrous multiplayer FPS, Evolve, have announced that they plan to release all DLC maps free of charge. Speaking to IGN in an interview, Turtle Rock Studios cited their reasoning, and it’s pretty simple stuff.

“We can't break the community up.” said creative director Phil Robb. “We never want anyone to get booted off of a server because they haven't bought something.”

While all the DLC maps will be free of charge for everyone to download, players will still be able to purchase new monsters and hunters in future releases. But don’t worry, that won’t restrict your matchmaking options either, as Turtle Rock Studios have a similar ethos with regards to those DLC too.

“We'll have characters and monsters, and even if you don't buy them, if your buddy wants to buy the DLC, that's cool, and your game will be enhanced through his purchase," Robb said to IGN. "So, you won't be able to play as those characters, but you will certainly be able to play with those characters.”

Multiplayer DLC is an easy way to splinter not only friends, but entire communities; yet Turtle Rock have easily demonstrated a method where everybody wins.

Did you play in Evolve’s “Big Alpha” last month? If so, what did you think?

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Prime Avatar
3 Years ago

I honestly found the alpha very boring.

Nick Wilson Avatar
Nick Wilson(2 hours played)
3 Years ago

Apart from having to play it on medium settings, despite having a PC more than capable of maxing it out, I enjoyed my time with it.


For some reason though, I think Evolve will be more enjoyable when played with 4 friends (even 5 with an in-house game against the monster), and less so going solo online, which I think could be very boring.


It's all about the teamwork, and some good banter over voice comms is a must.

subedii Avatar
3 Years ago

You couldn't say anything different of Left 4 Dead really.


Sure there's a possibility of fun with pub games, but the real fun is when you've got 8 people in the group all working with / against each other. And if one side is clearly winning, switching on 'all-talk'. Often you'll find even the losing is fun, whereas in pub games it's kind of impersonal, if not aggravating.

GrannyGroper Avatar
3 Years ago

Lmfao if they have such grand plans for DLC this early they shouldn't force us to pay 60 dollars for the base game

WizardlyWolf Avatar
3 Years ago

To be fair at least it's free they can kind of justify the price

Chocolateman1534 Avatar
3 Years ago

This is very interesting, I think Turtle Rock studios are only doing this to get more people to buy their game. It's clever, but apparently the alpha or beta if you will, was very boring!