I’m going to make this completely simple. I’m going to warn everyone now, i’m excited and will not be using spoiler tags on my curse words.
Evolve is going F2P Beta on PC. They currently hope/plan to go even farther than that and have the update reach the current-gen consoles.
In line of keeping it simple, there are millions of possible ways this could go. I will outline the Best and Worst case scenarios from my point of view, and keep in mind they are obviously my opinion.
A) Best Case: Evolve completely revolutionizes the AAA gaming industry. How? If they succeed, and everything goes more than amazingly, their player base will rise. If it rises and they gain an extremely large amount of players and then they have the resources to port it to console, and then the consoles turn into an extremely large amount of players, what will logically happen next?
Lemme phrase this very clearly. World of Warcraft was the first MMO, and due to massive player support and an addictive gaming style, has dominated MMORPG as a gaming genre for years. Imagine the headline: Evolve does for AAA game titles what World of Warcraft did for MMO titles.
B) Worst Case: Evolve Stage 2 absolutely fails, loses more money than they can generate, and everyone continues to say “Evolve was bad, and will always be bad” despite what I personally know will be the best efforts from the Devs as well as the Community.
There are… countless other possible Cases that could happen. I leave you to formulate your opinions. I know which one of the two I posted that I want to happen.
I don’t want anyone thinking that I’m guaranteeing one of these two things will happen. There is a lot of other things that could and probably will happen instead. But if I had to vote for one of the two, i’m choosing A.