Rock Turtle Studios has released an info-graph on Evolve’s alpha
After having finalised Evolve’s “big alpha,” developer Rock Turtle Studios has released an info-graph showcasing various statistics from the game’s latest testing phase. Let’s start with the most important aspect – the alpha had “housed” more than seven hundred thousand hunters, while almost six hundred thousand chose the big, bad monster. In total, gamers have played more than one million matches, while the number of hours spent on Twitch was more than two million. Finally, the longest match lasted 40 minutes. You can check out Evolve’s info-graph below.
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.
The Hunters are tasked with killing the Monster, while the Monster must either kill all four Hunters, or complete a secondary objective such as destroying a human base or power plant. The Hunters’ team is always made up of four classes: a trapper, a support, a medic, and an assault class. Each class will contain a variety of different Hunters with different abilities and play-styles. Currently, eight of a planned twelve hunters have been revealed. The Monster-player will also be able to choose from a variety of monsters; so far, only two of these monsters have been revealed, including ‘The Goliath’, and ‘The Kraken’. Evolve will also feature a single-player campaign, although specific details have not been revealed yet.
Evolve launches on February 10th, 2015 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.