Evolve’s concept appealed to me right off the bat. The 4 against 1, monster vs hunters game style is a rather fresh idea that I could really get behind. When I saw who was developing the game, I was even more excited because I used to sink hours and hours into the Left 4 Dead series. The problem is when I saw who was publishing it, a publisher who I know all too well, 2K Games.
Now what’s the problem with 2K Games? It’s pretty simple, take a look at the NBA 2K series. Simply put, the 2K servers are trash. They just cannot hold up reliably. As someone who loves and plays the NBA 2K series almost daily, the 2K servers are some of the most unreliable that I’ve seen in the gaming community.
With Evolve being a game that relies heavily on an online connection, it really concerns me that there will be times where the servers are down for long periods of time, just because the 2K servers can’t handle them.
Back when NBA 2K14 came out on the PS4 and Xbox One, the servers went down for about a week and a half during the Christmas holiday. If something like that were to happen to Evolve, I don’t think that the game could bounce back.
I hope that things work out perfectly for the folks behind Evolve. I hope the launch goes off without a hitch when February hits and the game sells millions. I just know that I won’t be among the people who are buying it. Having a history with the 2K servers just makes me a bit on edge when it comes to a game that relies so heavily on an online component.