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‘Evolve’ Alpha Now Live on PlayStation 4, Extended Time Frame

2K Games has announced the Evolve “Big Alpha” is now up and running on PlayStation 4 consoles, after it was originally postponed over the weekend. PlayStation 4 owners must download a small update, before being able to access the alpha.

In a statement posted on Evolve’s official website, 2K has confirmed after previous problems the Evolve alpha that it is now running for PlayStation 4 owners after the slight delay.

“This whole weekend, we have been hard at work addressing some major issues affecting the Evolve “Big Alpha” on PlayStation 4 following the PS4 2.0 firmware update. Now, we have good news to share. The PlayStation 4 Big Alpha test is now LIVE.” 

Alongside the PlayStation 4 update, it was also revealed Xbox One, PC and PlayStation owners will gain an extended time frame with the alpha, which was originally meant to end earlier today.

“As a big thank you to all of our players, we’re also extending the Big Alpha test for ALL platforms until Tuesday, November 4th at 12PM Pacific (8PM UTC). We’re also rolling out increased server capacity for PlayStation 4 tonight.”

2K also made sure to stress that the Big Alpha may contain problems, despite the update the PlayStation problem.

“Just to remind you, the purpose of these alpha tests is to help analyze, stress test and troubleshoot unfinished products. We are excited to be able to share our game with you in-progress and, of course, hope that you have a great experience. That said, some players will still encounter interruptions and issues as you help test Evolve.”

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Evolve’s “Big Alpha” was originally postponed due to PlayStation 4 firmware 2.0, which provided 2K and developer Turtle Rock Studios with unforeseen problems, forcing the postponement.

Evolve is scheduled to release February 10, 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.


Jamie Briggs manages Analog Addiction and you can like them on Facebook, follow his daily life on Twitter @JamieAA, and his videos on YouTube.

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