If you were eagerly awaiting Evolve’s October release, it looks like you’ll need to wait a bit longer as 2K Games has announced that Evolve will be delayed until February 10th, 2015. The announcement came today during parent company Take-Two’s financial statement.
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,” Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick said on a conference call this afternoon. “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.
On the bright side, Take-Two and 2K are hoping that a Feb 2015 release will actually work in in their favor as they expect holiday console sales to boost the demand for the game.
You can pre-order you copy of Evolve on Amazon.com. The new release date is set for February 10th, 2015.