Publisher 2K Games has released the official system requirements players will have to meet in order to be able to run the upcoming “big alpha” of developer Turtle Rock Studios’ four-versus-one shooter – Evolve. The minimum and recommended PC requirements are as follows:
- CPU: Intel Pentium D 3GHz or higher / AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core 6400 2.4 GHz or higher
- RAM: 4GB
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or higher / AMD Radeon 5770 or higher
- CPU: Intel Core i7 920 2.67GHz or higher / AMD A8-3870 3GHz or higher
- RAM: 6GB RAM
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 or higher / AMD Radeon R9 280 or higher
Additionally, PC players will also need 15GB of free space and a Windows 64-bit operating system. The publisher also mentioned these requirements do not necessarily represent those of the final game. Evolve’s alpha starts on October 30th for Xbox One players, while their PlayStation 4 and PC brethren will have to wait until October 31st. The entire stage lasts until November 2nd.
Evolve is an asymmetrical multiplayer game pitting four player-controlled hunters against an alien monster controlled by a fifth player. Both hunters and monsters can use unique abilities during the game. The monster-player can kill other smaller creatures to evolve and become stronger by entering a cocoon stage, leaving itself vulnerable for a short duration. The game will feature a variety of maps, one of which being a large jungle with some industrial elements where players can take shelter. There are various power-ups that both hunters and monsters can obtain by killing the local wildlife.
Evolve is set on Shear, a distant planet that humanity has traveled to in the distant future and is attempting to colonize. The colonies are soon attacked by malevolent alien-monsters, who do not take too kindly to having their territory invaded. As the monsters attempt to drive these invaders away, a team of elite hunters – consisting of war veterans, psychopaths, professionals, and expendables – are assembled to eliminate the monsters, setting the main conflict of Evolve.
Evolve launches on February 10th, 2015 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.