Evolve Big Alpha Does Big Numbers

Despite an initially rocky start, Turtle Rock Studios released statistics indicating that Evolve’s  Big Alpha was indeed a success.

According to an email that was sent out to Big Alpha participants, over 1.3 million rounds of Evolve were played during the Big Alpha, which started on October 30th, and concluded on November 4th.

During the 1.3 million matches played, the Assault class proved most popular with 22.9% of players playing the class, narrowly beating the choice of the Monster, which came in at 22.4%.

The hunting party proved victorious, raking in 753,414 victories, with the monster trailing with 574,079 victories. While the rounds varied in length, it was recorded that 40 minutes was the longest single round during the Big Alpha.

The stats also show that the Big Alpha came through strong on viewership as well, garnering over 7 million views via Twitch. That totals over 2,061,140 minutes of viewed time of the Big Alpha which, Turtle Rock notes, is long enough to travel over half way across the Milky Way at the speed of light.

Evolve will be released on February 10, 2015 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

My Opinion:

I’m glad to see people come out in force to support Evolve. While I didn’t get to play enough during the Big Alpha, I loved what I did get to play, and can’t wait to play more. Evolve is a very special game, being made by an outstanding company. I think when it releases in February, it’s going to be the most addictive co-op released in 2015.


Adam Leonard is an Associate Writer with MONG. Someday he hopes to Evolve into a Astronaut. You can follow him on Twitter.

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