Left 4 Dead’s successor wasn’t a flop – it was just ‘ahead of its time’, developers say

The seven-year-old multiplayer shooter Evolve recently received a second wind, but developer Turtle Rock Studios believes its ill-fated follow-up to Left 4 Dead could have had a better chance of survival if it had been released today.

The asymmetrical competitive shooter – in which four players face off against a player-controlled mutating monster – was all but shut down just a few years after its release in 2015. After initially gaining critical traction, Evolve was re-released with a free-to-play model one. year after launch, before its dedicated multiplayer servers were taken offline in 2018.

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