Xbox, PS4, and PC game Evolve promises "evolution" of multiplayer

Left 4 Dead creator Turtle Rock Studios release first gameplay trailer for upcoming multiplatform game.

Turtle Rock Studios, creators of the original Left 4 Dead, today released the first gameplay trailer for the company's upcoming Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC shooter Evolve.

On top of that, we got a chance to play the 4v1 action game and you can read our in-depth coverage, courtesy of editor Mark Walton, right here.

The video you see below demonstrates the game's 4v1 setup and introduces "Goliath," the first monster announced so far for Evolve. Powered by CryEngine, the team-based game has four players competing as hunters against a fifth player, the monster. The hunters view the game from a first-person perspective, while the monster sees the world in third-person.

Turtle Rock boasts that Evolve represents the "evolution of multiplayer."

A second Evolve trailer features a cover version of Danzig's classic song "Mother," which fits rather nicely with the mood. Evolve launches this fall for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

Evolve's arrival at 2K comes after parent publisher Take-Two Interactive bought it from THQ for $10.8 million during the company's bankruptcy auction last year.

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Dresden05
Dresden05

Really looking forward to this, it always annoys me in most multiplayer where there's no team dynamic and everyone just does their own thing.

Plus really looking forward to being the monster and stalking the enemy

cws3e
cws3e

Sounds similar to what is being done with Fable Legends, even if the execution is a little different.

XCyberForceX
XCyberForceX

HOLY S*** !!!!  If this is actual game footage it looks great.  Gonna keep my eyes open for this one!!


Not committed yet because you can never really trust trailers these day but I'm definitely looking in this direction.  Caught my attention.

mr_nee
mr_nee

Looks better that titanfail

mickysply
mickysply

This game looks amazing.  I can't wait to play it.

tagzi
tagzi

The bringer of evolution to multiplayer in this generating is dark souls period proof ? Watch dogs hack another players world and try to kill them witch in all fairness is the most interesting thing for me in the game so far = Dark souls campaign drop In mode of invaders and other games are starting to adapt to this style of gameplay but still this game looks fun in the vid

Boddicker
Boddicker

.........................?


The concept doesn't make much sense as of now.  So the monster can only see itself in 3rd person while everyone else gets to enjoy 1st person views?  That sounds lame.


What if the 5th player sucks?  So many unanswered questions.  Will have to keep an eye on this one.



Tiwill44
Tiwill44

Looking forward to this one, but I don't really get how the game will work. I feel like if Player 5 sucks, it'll be a boring match for the 4 other players. Seems like a game to play exclusively with friends of the same skill level, but finding 4 friends like that to play at the same time on a regular basis is no easy task.

GarGx1
GarGx1

Nice looking game, not my up of tea though.


Good luck to them for trying something a bit different.

g0ldenpr0pet
g0ldenpr0pet

Hmm..."evolution" of multiplayer" is pretty ambitious. I guess if it gets as overhyped as Titanfall, people will buy into it.

roman4545
roman4545

promises evolution of multiplayer ? that was the SAME sentence for the devs who created Titanfall... wow many people will start plagiarize this sentence this year ! Expect many more to come !


Aside from this... it looks cool BUT... no single player \ campaign = NO BUY !

ThrashMatt26
ThrashMatt26

Online Only =/= Me Being Interested
I'll pass, thanks for trying to peek my interest though.

Evil_Sidekick
Evil_Sidekick

I can care less about online-only. I get bored after a week or so.

Pheonix985
Pheonix985

Finally a game we hear about in February that should get released sometime in the Fall!  If only all the game developers were like this..............remember Watch Dogs?  I remember seeing that at E3 2012.  Where are we now?  What about MGSV: Phantom Pain?  I heard it may take until late 2015, early 2016.  Look, I get it that great games take a lot of time to develop but I see no sense in advertising it years in advance.  What if movie trailers used that strategy?

quakke
quakke

58 seconds until you showed that there are iron sights. So atleast they aren't that important in the game if it took that long to show em', right? Please say i'm right.


Videogames. So why the hell should some realism like ironsights let ruin the FUN of the game? I don't get it? The fun should be the mainthing and since ironsights obviously never work except on Simulations like Arma, they shouldn't be in other games.


You still didn't make it clear for me are there the other three annoying mechanics in the game? Weaponlimit, sprint and healthregen? If you only included the ironsights as optional choice, then i give you the thumbs up which is the same as giving the greenlight.

andfx8
andfx8

Looks pretty sweet, I like the concept, the graphics too

DMCx
DMCx

Nooooooooooooooooooooooo  hmm titanfall should bring evolution of multiplayer:D

cboye18
cboye18

It's a shame that the game is another FPS. Would've loved if they everyone played as the monsters instead in third person perspective. 

bartrams
bartrams

This games looks awesome. Hopefully the gameplay is as good as the graphics.

Ezmai_RauteZ
Ezmai_RauteZ

It can breathe fire and throw rocks, wow im impressed. soo much you can do.


Sarcasm aside, it looks decent, first impression was that it reminded me of Alien Vs Predator 2010, and although AvP was poorly executed, im hoping someone gets the formula right :)

Hurvl
Hurvl

It used to be that every game company talked about their game and using the word "revolution", but now I've seen the word evolution becoming quite frequent. have the gaming companies become more humble, using a word that implies slow change over time rather than a quick one? Does the PR sections think that the word revolution has been overused and now need a new buzzword?

HapiJoel
HapiJoel

People need to learn that Danzig has loads of other good songs...Soul on Fire...She Rides...Her Black Wings...Twist of Cain...How The Gods Kill...


Game looks pretty though.

masterfortesque
masterfortesque

Beast mode? Nemesis mode? Is this really that big a revolution deal?

summersgod
summersgod

Gameplay looks good, graphics look good, could be a lot of fun. But I dunno if it could get boring after a while. Will have to wait and see.

groovyguy316
groovyguy316

Evolution of multiplayer? Several players vs one "super player" has been done before....

Dante-xero
Dante-xero

Meh.... It looked rather boring and the trailer itself could have needed some kind of battle soundtrack playing. Then again the visuals are pretty impressive but so are the visuals for most other next gen games.... Guess we'll see how this turns out in a year or two?

Wyvern_OS
Wyvern_OS

Hey look! Gamespot learned how to type "PC" on the tittle of their news!

NexApex
NexApex

Damn I feel kind of bad for that alien...I mean dude was just chillin'.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Loving the lighting effects this new gen.  Real-time damage looks good, too.

I have to do more research on this one.  If there's some single-player co-op, a la Borderlands, then I'm in. If not, I'll probably pass.

TheGovenor
TheGovenor

i like the "no bullshit, here's the gameplay" approach of the trailer. The game itself, is a more of a "let's wait and see".

playstationzone
playstationzone

I wont be getting it seem look like Ailen  game anyways I see people will get bored of this game.

purplestone6988
purplestone6988

@tagzi  watch dogs became a game i was interested in to a highly anticipated game when i found out it had dark souls-esque multiplayer, hoping to see more games do the same!

purplestone6988
purplestone6988

@Boddicker  as the monster it will be highly advantageous to have third person view instead of first person since your fighting against 4 players.

dramai
dramai

@Ezmai_RauteZ  It can do more than that, for anyone interested, from who i know has been lucky enough to give it a go it can also, as well as rock throwing and fire breathing:


- Groundslam

- Leap

- Thermal Vision Mode

- Climb/trees etc

- General Melee attacks

- Sneak (no footprint traces)


I believe when it's fully evolved it has more + more powerful versions of the above but no details yet.


I think it looks fun, the gameplay looks solid already and ofc it looks gorgeous too. Looking forward to this one and the other monsters too.

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

@Hurvl   revolution was w3d, doom, shooters after that just evolved the concept

HapiJoel
HapiJoel

...Dirty Black Summer...

TrialMonkey
TrialMonkey

@groovyguy316  I'm not trying to troll or be a jerk, but which ones? I thought it was a fairly original concept, at least making the many vs 1 the main attraction...

cvantu
cvantu

@playstationzone yeah, you should take some time off from any games to work on your English. I'd figure with the amount of posts you make on here, that you would improve.

LatinproX
LatinproX

@playstationzone You are going to be lonely.  Irrelevant trolling not appreciated.
LOL

Hurvl
Hurvl

@b74kd3th @HurvlDidn't stop PR people from using the word revolution, no matter how incorrectly it was. Now they're apparently using the word evolution instead.

quakke
quakke

@b74kd3th @Hurvl
Moving from skillbased fastpaced gameplay to slowpaced un-skilled bulletsponge gameplay is not evolution my friend. Evolution is moving forward.

Imagine if us humans would have "evolved" into monkeys, instead of the otherway..

groovyguy316
groovyguy316

@TrialMonkey @groovyguy316  There was a popular Half-Life 2 mod called Hidden. F.E.A.R had it as well. Didn't Aliens vs Marines (or whatever it was called) have it too?