Going FTP Means Evolve’s Players Exploded by 25,000 Percent
Evolve, the very promising, but ultimately disappointing and rather divisive shooter from Turtle Rock, dropped off so badly that at one point it is believed it had as few as 157 players enjoying it simultaneously. It was in part because of this that the decision was made for Evolve to go free-to-play and the results have been swift.
While it’s only a beta at this stage, it has been seen to record a peak concurrent player base of 40,445. Still not mind-blowing numbers, but a vast improvement. According to VG247, that puts Evolve as the 11th most played game on Steam right now.
A step in the right direction, but will it ultimately be enough? We’ll be keeping a close eye on things.