Just as the Microsoft press conference was getting rolling, horror fans’ ears quickly perked up as Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, promised “giant monsters.” Everyone watching knew this meant one thing… Evolve!
Fans had just received news that the monster-based multiplayer shooter was delayed until February, but today Microsoft announced an Evolve beta set for January, exclusive to Xbox One. On top of that, Xbox One users will get access to Evolve‘s DLC first.
This is an interesting counter-punch from Microsoft. At E7 Sony established PS4 as the best place to play Destiny, and Xbox has struck back by taking control of Evolve, the other online shooter shown at E7.
Developers, with the help of “shout casters”, showed off one of the maps available in the Beta. Four players took on the Kraken in the Distillery map, which featured some impressive verticality as the monster climbed cliffs and flew across the sky, raining absolute hell on the hunters.
It was also learned that the Distillery map will feature an X factor. The map contains wildlife prowling around its terrain that can do damage against the hunters or the monster. The demo also revealed that Evolve will feature in-map leveling as the Kraken searched out food for the purpose of leveling up its skills.
The demo closed with a definitive release date. Players can get their hands on Evolve on February 10, 2015. Evolve is a multiplayer shooter that allows players to play as one of four hunters or lets players control an all-powerful, mythic monster.
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