Developer Turtle Rock has announced that monster hunting shooter Evolve is going to be free-to-play for PC.
In a message to its community, Turtle Rock co-founders Chris Ashton and Phil Robb revealed the reasons for the changes.
"When Evolve launched, the reception wasn’t what we expected. Sure, there were some good reviews. There were also bad reviews. Yes, there was excitement. There was also disappointment – for players and for us. The DLC shitstorm hit full force and washed away people’s enthusiasm, dragging us further and further from that first magical pick-up-and-play experience.
"We want that magic back and we aim to make it happen. We’ve made a lot of changes, improvements and additions to Evolve over the past year and we’ve got a lot more coming. In short, we’re giving this game a vigorous overhaul!"
Turtle Rock has also confirmed that the game will be renewed with numerous changes. For example, more customisation options will be available and the game's progression system and tutorial will be renewed completely.
Evolve will enter into beta on July 7. Anyone who already owns Evolve will be given "founder" status in the free-to-play version, and all the content which the player already owns coming to the new version.