Turtle Rock's Evolve Pushed Back to February 10, 2015
Take-Two Interactive Software published its fiscal first quarter 2015 financial report today, and in it listed all the games currently on the docket. Grand Theft Auto V, Battleborn, Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, WWE 2K15, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and NBA 2K15 are all still right on schedule, but apparently Turtle Rock's Evolve is not. No explanation was given, just an unceremonious sentence that said: "The title is now planned to launch globally on February 10, 2015." This past weekend was a big alpha stress test for the game, which may have impacted the decision to push the game back, but again, no reason has been provided.
When the original release date of October 21, 2014 was announced, it had a lot of competition that month: Alien: Isolation, Batman: Arkham Knight, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Of those games, now only Alien and Middle-earth remain in October. Delays are an inevitable part of the video game industry. In the meantime, if you didn't get to play in the Evolve alpha test and aren't patient, you can always print out your own figurines and make up your own matches in the real world like you did when you were a kid.
UPDATE: The Evolve Facebook page has confirmed the new release date.