What if TRS released Metamorphosis? Now hear me out here, just incase you’ve been living under a rock for over the last few years Metamorphosis was the original Evolve. It had completely different Monster designs, mechanics, gameplay basics, Hunter classes, environments, graphics, etcetera. It was a whole different game.
Now I say this because of the recent news with Title Update 9.0 or rather the lack thereof for the next few months (i.e Summer) so what if to lessen the wait TRS released Metamorphosis? Now there’s a few ways they can release it, that being free, costs X amount, etcetera. However I feel it would be in their best interest to release it for free but for those who already own what I will refer to as the “Base Game” (i.e Evolve)
On PC for an example:
Players who have/who will purchase Evolve will receive Evolve and Metamorphosis in their Steam Libraries, there players can install Evolve and play it like how any of us can normally or we can install Metamorphosis (or both, it’s not restricted to one or the other) and play the old version of Evolve.
On Xbox One and PS4:
Metamorphosis will appear on the Xbox/Playstation Store and be downloadable to those who own the “Base Game” (i.e Evolve); if the player owns Evolve then it will start the download, alternatively if you do not own Evolve then it will redirect you to the Evolve Store page.
In Metamorphosis, theoretically you have access to stuff like Dev Console (on PC) to spawn in Monsters, turn off AI, spawn in assets, just generally explore what the game has to offer or rather, had to offer. On Console you could play matches against AI Monsters and see how the game was before it developed into Evolve.
This would give us a lot more insight to what is in the "Development of Evolve" thread, we could see all the cut content and the community can give their opinions on what they like, what they don’t like, what they’d like to see in the main game, what they wouldn’t, etcetera.
This would also give TRS a way to deliver some content early as a sort of “Playtest” or something, show us early content so we can give our input etcetera.
What does everyone think? I believe this would absolutely shorten the wait time for Title Update 9.0 and unless explained otherwise I don’t see any reason as to why this wouldn’t work. Since TRS still has the whole version saved somewhere at their HQ since they had @GrizzleMarine and @Seedsy play that version during their visit.
This would also give them and YouTubers like them opportunities for more content on their channels to promote the game by showing off the early versions and what they had to offer.