So, I made a post on the subreddit r/EvolveGame, and I was directed here with my issue, so I’ll be copying what I wrote there, onto here, as it gives the right summary.
“I have Evolve installed through Steam on Windows 8.1 64-bit, and the game adamantly refuses to launch. It has the issue that Steam seems to get with many programs, which is it attempts to launch after the “Preparing to launch…” dialog box, and then fails.
I’ve installed the necessary redist files, I’ve updated my drivers, and I’ve reinstalled Evolve. Beyond that, I’ve verified cache integrity multiple times - always with no results.
I’ve also done what Steam recommends, including closing background programs - and I don’t have an anti-virus that is messing with files - among other things.
Quite frankly I’m very annoyed with the game by this point, especially because it worked once upon a time during beta, and no, I don’t have a single file still installed from the Evolve beta.
Google doesn’t seem to yield any helpful results either, sadly.
System Specs: Like I said, the game ran perfectly fine in beta, but here are my terrible specs anyway.
CPU - Intel i5 2500S 2.4GHz GPU - AMD Radeon HD 6770M RAM - 4GB”
Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I just recently picked this game up and have been very excited to play it, loved it in the beta.