Evolve developers interested in game's eSports potential

During a recent Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on /r/EvolveGame with Turtle Rock Studios, the development studio behind upcoming asymmetrical multiplayer shooter Evolve, the game’s development team revealed their interest in Evolve’s potential in the eSports scene, alongside outlining possible rules were it to be played in an eSports environment.

For those unfamiliar with Turtle Rock Studios and/or Evolve, the game studio – which has been active since 2002 – is credited for their work on the ever-popular Left 4 Dead franchise. Other titles Turtle Rock Studios has worked on include Counter Strike: Condition Zero, and Counter Strike: Source.

Their latest game is the aforementioned Evolve, which the studio claims to be “the next generation of multiplayer shooters where four Hunters face off against a single, player-controlled Monster in adrenaline-pumping 4v1 matches.”

Check out what Turtle Rock Studios had to say about Evolve and its eSports potential below:


Evolve Developers Answer Questions In Reddit AMA

Evolve esports potential

The following comes from Turtle Rock Studios’ Reddit AMA concerning Evolve in response to the question – “Do you expect this game to be played competitively and may even be played at eSports events?“:

“It’s possible! Evolve has shown a lot of potential in the eSports arena. It’s very competitive and really entertaining to watch. At this point we’re taking a wait and see approach. If the community demands it, we’ll support it!”

A follow-up question regarding possible rules for an Evolve eSports match asked – “What are your thoughts on how the competitive scene will work? I have seen multiple answers on that you are looking for a fun game first and eSports later, but if you had to design a tournament, how would you?

Turtle Rock Studios replied with:

“Our initial idea was squads of five. Our Monster plays against your Hunters. Your Monster plays against our Hunters. Play one match straight up. If our Hunters win and our Monster wins, we’re done. We move onto the next round. If both our Monsters win, we go into some sort of tie breaker.”

Numerous other questions were asked in regards to various changes Turtle Rock Studios may make in response to players’ experiences with Evolve‘s recent “Big Alpha.” If you’re interested in reading more of what the development team had to say on Evolve, you can check out the AMA here. Additionally, you can read Gamer Headlines’ impresions of the game’s alpha here.

Evolve is set to release on February 10th, 2015 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.


 

What are your thoughts on Evolve being played in the professional eSports scene (or just at eSports events in general)? Do you think its formula would work well in that particular setting? Why or why not?

Also, if you participated in the game’s “Big Alpha,” what did you think of the game?

Let us know in the comments section below! As always, stay tuned to GamerHeadlines.com for the latest in video game and technology news.