The October 2014 release date of the first-person shooter game "Evolve" has reportedly been pushed back and a report claimed this is actually a good decision for Take-Two Interactive.
Businesswire reported that "Evolve" has been moved to a global release date on Feb. 10, 2015 for the Xbox One, PS4, and PC platform. Game Informer previously reported an Oct. 21, 2014 release date for the game that won the E3 2014 Game Critics' "Best of Show" award.
However, the delay is reportedly a good move for Take-Two Interactive, according to Inquisitr.
According to Inquisitr writer Scott Grill, it would not have been a good time if "Evolve" was pushed through with the original Oct. 21 release date. Additionally, a release date after, and even before October, seems to be strategically unsuited for the game's release. Grill's reasons are summed up below.
1) "Evolve" is still fairly unknown. Even though it was favoured by E3 2014 critics to be the "Best of Show," Grill said it hasn't really created "huge amounts of buzz" yet.
2) Take-Two Interactive would have competed over sales with other game publishers if released on Oct. 21. Games such as "Assassin's Creed Unity," "Sunset Overdrive," "Alien: Isolation" and "The Evil Within" are also slated to be released in the same month. The release date would also coincide with "Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel," "NBA 2K15," "WWE 2K15" and even the PC game "Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth."
3) September wouldn't have been good for "Evolve" as well. Other AAA games are said to be released on the same month including the Sept. 9 release date of "Destiny." Other games including "Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor," "FIFA 15" and "Disney Infinity: Marvel Heroes" are also slated to be released sometime in September.
4) Then, November is also packed with popular game releases. There's "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare," "Halo: Master Chief Edition," "Far Cry 4" and "Dragon Age: Inquisition."
The bottom line is 2014 may not be a good year for "Evolve" to be released. According to Scott Grill, the game would only "get lost" among the other highly awaited games for the PC, Xbox One and PS4.
Pushing the release date to Feb. 10, 2015 would reportedly also provide the game's developer, Turtle Rock, ample time to further enhance "Evolve" with more content and characters. Currently, the game only has eight hunters, two maps and two monster characters in its gameplay.