So I’ll preface my comments by saying this: Maybe I’m just out of the loop myself, as I’ve only been playing the game on Xbox. But unfortunately, it seems as though we are seeing fewer and fewer players online across the three platforms we all enjoy the game on. And as a result, I feel like those who are still within the competitive scene are finding it harder to assemble new teams or keep current ones interested long enough to even compete. Again, I only have experienced what seems to me like fewer players on Xbox but have heard from the PC and PS4 communities that they too are seeing a slight decrease in how many people there seem to be playing.
So all this ultimately leads me to my question, and I’m not saying I think Evolve won’t make it long competitively or die out, far from it. But my question is (as someone who is on a team currently competing in ESL tourneys), what is the state of Evolve as we see it now, competitively? Are we losing people who seem to get bored of the game by the day? Are the numbers stagnating? Is it enticing more people to join up and form teams?
There were a lot of predictions coming from people outside of the community [day one], and even some within it, saying that Evolve’s player count will drop significantly and probably come to a point where the game will struggle to keep up with consequent releases of other games. Personally, I have high hopes that Evolve will be just fine and even bring back some bored players with the next DLC or who knows what else will come out that spices the game up a little more.
I’d like to end by saying I have the utmost respect for the developers over at TRS and would like to say that as a fan of Evolve, I appreciate the amount of time and effort that has gone into making this game. The dedication to having an open dialogue with the community to help the game get better and improve is also appreciated.
Thanks for your time, people. As always, feel free to add to the conversation, I’m interested to see how others feel about this topic.