Turtle Rock Studios’ asymmetrical multiplayer shooter Evolve will go into Open Beta next month between the 15th and the 19th. During the event, players will be able to try out Evolve‘s “Hunt” mode and unlock items and monsters that will carry over to the full version of the game when it is released at a later date. Additionally, on the 17th the “Evacuation” mode will come online, allowing players to sample even more of the Evolve‘s unique gameplay before the end of the open Beta.
On the 17th and beyond Turtle Rock will be carrying out a few smaller test runs of the games on the Playstation 4 and PC — however, these tests will not allow players to carry over unlockable between the test and the full version of the game, and will not include the “Evacuation” mode from the Beta. On PC, gamers who were a part of the Alpha test of the game, and those with Left 4 Dead and/or Bio Shock Infinite, will also able to access their version of the test on January 16th.
In perhaps the biggest news to come out of the announcement, Evolve‘s developers have also unveiled their plans for the game’s offline mode. When not connected to the internet, gamers will able to take on the same challenges offered by the online mode, but with human opponents replaced by CPU-controlled monsters and hunters.
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