The end of dedicated servers does not mean the end of Evolve, but the game will be affected by the change. The dedicated servers will go offline on September 3 and you can see the full list of changes here. Hunt (ranked) and Stage 2 on PC will no longer be available after that date, leaderboards will be gone, and the in-game store will also disappear.
Peer-to-peer multiplayer will still be available and every in-game purchase (skins, etc.) will continue to be available – you just have to make sure to spend all your currency before September 3. There are plenty more changes that will be resulting, so just make sure to check out 2K’s blog for more.
For our original review of Evolve, head here.
Evolve’s trajectory has been a strange one. Pre-release, it was highly lauded by nearly everyone (including us). Once it released, though, it became apparent that organizing the best-game-scenario, like the ones experienced in demos, was difficult and the game suffered as a result. It never quite found the consistent massive audience it needed, which is too bad because there really isn’t much out there like it and when you do get into a great match, it really sings.