In a recent interview with IGN, Turtle Rock Studios’ Creative Director Phil Robb has stated that all DLC maps for Evolve will be available at no extra cost.
Robb stated that the free maps will help keep players playing Evolve, rather than kicking them out because they haven’t decided to purchase any of the DLC content.
“First thing we said was we can’t break the community up, so all of our maps will be free. We never want anyone to get booted off of a server because they haven’t bought something.”
The post-release DLC will range from new monsters, hunters and maps. Though players who don’t purchase new hunters and monster won’t be able to play as them, they will certainly be able to play alongside them.
“We’ll have characters and monsters, and even if you don’t buy them, if your buddy wants to buy the DLC, that’s cool, and your game will be enhanced through his purchase,” Robb said. “So, you won’t be able to play as those characters, but you will certainly be able to play with those characters.”
Analog Addiction recently participated in the Evolve Big Alpha, though we did enjoy the variety in character classes we felt the teamwork aspect of Evolve may its biggest positive as well as its biggest negative. You can read our full discussion here.