The publisher, Take-Two 2K Games, delayed their PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 title until February 10, 2015. Strauss Zelnick, the CEO of Take-Two Interactive, addressed the delay in a conference call. Kotaku quoted him:
We primarily decided that the title deserves and should have more time to be polished so it can reach its absolute optimal state before we release it. Historically, we’ve always benefitted from giving the creative teams more time to polish their titles. We’ve never regretted it. It’s not a meaningful amount of time; the title is still coming out in the fiscal year. We’re really excited about the title. Coming out of E3, where it won best of show, it felt like the right thing to do to make absolutely sure this title could be its very best.
At the same time, I do believe February is a pretty terrific release window. It’s not at all crowded, and we will benefit from the fact that there are a lot of holiday sales of consoles so the install base will be bigger and it should be an open time to release.
This news is a bummer. I played Evolve and it made me excited to play the full version in October. Now it looks like my enthusiasm will have to stay alive through the year. I understand that taking time to polish the game is usually a good thing when the game needs it. It looks like I’ll have more time to play some of the other games in the ever decreasing October release month.
Dustin LaRoe is an Associate Writer for MONG and is pretty awful at games. If you want proof, watch him on Twitch as Guy105. His Gamertag and Steam ID are Guy 105.