Today, 2K Games announced that Evolve's dedicated servers will be shutting down on September 3, 2018.
Not bad for a MP only game that failed.
“ what we want is that 2 years from now, 3 years from now when you are done with a game that let you down, you go back and say ‘you know what, imma play Evolve because godamm that game is fun.” - Director https://youtu.be/n0iB5i8cCa...
Long live the GAAS model.
What's crazy to me is the people defending it or constantly downplaying things like this when they happen! For one it was $60. bucks at launch and that still didn't get you everything in the game. Also what about those who did like it?!?! For every Fortnite and PUBG there's a Battleborne, Evolve, Lawbreakers and the list goes on and on! For the most part on here at least the ones who defend GAAS are those whose preferred company likes this model. Which is crazy because the day Sony or Nintendo pull this crap I'm out!
"$60 at launch for an online MP only game and that still didn't get you everything." That's even still an understatement! Didn't this game have the most DLC content being sold at launch that just about every other game we had ever seen up to that point? I remember it being a huge deal how little the $60 actually got you when compared with all the extra content for sale at launch. The game could have been really cool. They just royally crapped the bed.
Still remember the Angry Joe quote, «You're giving me a gun that's painted blue and you wanna charge me $2»
Nobody's playing it. There's no reason to keep the servers up.
thats why this model is trash..... you spend $60 for what...Just to see it in a trash can....
One of the main reasons I'm not a fan of GAAS!
3 years of dedicated servers for a game that failed on release. I would say that's pretty good for a GaaS game.
$60, Like most triple A games. Sounds about right.
Being a $60 GaaS game is the reason it stopped at 3 and not more. Had it launched without the DLC controversy; $136 of paid DLC on top of the $60 needed to play the game, then there was the pre-order bonuses, this game would have had a healthy player base right now. I still vividly remember how a majority of cosmetics was locked to pay only which do any favors with the weak amount of content. Making it F2P was a good move, but it should have been like that since the beginning especially due to people who paid got ripped off even further. I'm glad it failed in hopes that they learned their lesson.
I don’t think so. The game failed miserably for screwing consumer up. It should have gone to free to Play model in first place.
If you want to support a good Online game, that would be Warframe, not this.
I don't think a lot of you are understanding what I mean. First of all I'm not even sure what GaaS has to do with this when the game initially failed in the first place. And yet the devs still kept the servers up and running. Even with a more than likely a dead/bare online community they kept dedicated servers running. There's been online games that shut down well before that when activity became low. So again, to run in here and blame GaaS, or point the finger and celebrate GaaS failing is pretty irrelevant for a game (out of many that succeeded) still keeping their servers running long long after it failed.
Relax the games been dead for a couple years. Call of duty doesn’t even get dedicated servers lol
Surprised it lasted this long. I tried the demo and thought it was crap.
I call moves like this stealin money from fans of the game even tho i didnt buy it i bet there where hardcore players who invested
That's the biggest factor for me! I didn't buy this game because I don't do these kinds of games but lots do and just because this didn't have the numbers Fortnite or a PUBG has there were still fans and now they have nothing!
Another victory for Gaas.
When are gamers going to start protesting developers who don’t release server software along with their games? Far too many good games die because of dedicated servers being shut down.
This isn't that big of news. The Evolve dedicated servers are just two old Core Duo eMachines desktops running in the basement that no one ever shut down.
Welcome to GAAS age where if you want to.play a game 10 years from now you can't
except you can still play the game, just not ranked mode, but why anyone would want to is beyond me, the game is garbage
Money well spent... HAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAH!!!
Wow that was quick. Sucks for those that play the game
My friend said it was the most fun he ever had playing a multiplayer game. I was like wow that's a big statement. Not my cup 'o tea but I think 2k games were onto something. I had a blast playing a Gary's Mod game called "The Hidden." That game won my heart over because of its scary overtone, stealth gameplay, less in your face action compared to Evolve and the fact that one person all by themselves actually stood a chance at beating the hidden if they were skilled enough and positioned themselves in the map intelligently.
They lost my interest as soon as i saw that it was 4 v 1, too bad they didn't try to make a new L4D game, or at least partner with Valve on a L4D3 or something.
This is one of the reasons why I just cannot support GAAS. A fun distraction, sure, but they will end and you have invested time and money into something no longer accessible. 10 years from now there will be no nostalgic games. The servers will all be shut down, the games abandoned, and the players long since moved on.
This is why GAAS sucks. You may enjoy the game and make the investment only to have them eventually pull server support and the game cant function without it. Same will happen to Destiny 1 and 2 over time. Money wasted and people who try to defend this by saying "Well I got my moneys worth and how long do you want to play an old game anyway???"........yeah ok whatever. I like to know that after I buy somethiong I have a right to go back and play it at any point in time when it suits me....thats why I buy something with my money and dont let people dictate when or how long that product should be used by me. Kind of defeats the whole point of owning something and considering it yours. These devs that promote these shitty types of products could at least make the game playable offline restricted to disc based content BEFORE pulling the server support. The base game is still on the disc as well as the missions or whatever else is on it. This way at least you have something as opposed to nothing in terms of a product you bought with your hard earned money.Maybe that makes to much sense to actually want to own what you paid for but to me it is very important and obvious.Just my take on this type of GAAS shit.
"...the investment only to have them eventually pull server support and the game cant function without it." I think the point you're missing is that no one enjoyed this and yet Turtle Rock still kept servers running. I know hating GaaS/MP is a hot little number at the moment but to point at this game and give it the poster of shame to crusade against GaaS probably isn't the best example to make a case out of. Especially when no gamer went for this and even still the game was playable with ranked years after. The game even went F2P for PC and still failed. Has little to do with GaaS and had everything to do with just being a trash game. The whole 4 vs 1 just never took off for this game. Either the person playing the monster was too good and your team was garbage or vice versa. And the game is playable still, ranked match and leaderboards are turning off but other modes are still there... "...others will remain intact, such as peer-to-peer multiplayer in Legacy Evolve on PC and console. All players will also retain all of their purchased DLC content, such as Monsters, Hunters, and skins." So you can come back years later and play the game and still keep all the cosmetic items you paid for. So you do own your purchase that you paid for. Like I said, GaaS is the word to hate at the moment. Every negative possible is associated with the term, I get it. But for this it's lot more to it.
And this is why you do not buy into games as a service.....If i had bought this, (got it on GwG), I would have been salty. A LOT MORE GAMES WILL BE DOING THIS! Be very picky with what games you but into, they may no be here in 2 years.
People keep calling this GAAS. Every single one of you that keeps saying that clearly has no idea what GAAS is.
It's the hip thing to say. GaaS, niche, clickbait. Get familiar with the N4G vocab
How is this not a GaaS game? It was designed to monetize over a long period of time with microtransactions and DLC, even before it went FTP.
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