Stuck in an infinite "Preparing to launch Evolve" loop (PC, Steam)


I can’t believe there has been no patch or something to fix this. I’ve managed to open the game once, have a 30 mins of playtime too. I’ve verified my local file integrity, updated all redists, my graphics driver, tried re-installing once. Many people said that they got 169 files missing when they verified their file integrity, but I did not get any such message. Any help will be appreciated.