Evolve: New Details On Single Player Campaign, Evolution of Monsters Explained

Left 4 Dead is an obvious inspiration for the game’s single player mode.

Posted By | On 24th, Jun. 2014 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


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Evolve has a pretty solid multiplayer component but what about its single player campaign? In order to know more about it, GamingBolt got in touch with Turtle Rock Studios’ co-founder and design director Chris Ashton. Ashton revealed that the single player in Evolve will be pretty similar to Left 4 Dead.

“You can play single-player and we have AI that fill empty slots, so you can play single-player as the monster, you can play single-player as the hunter with AI teammates against an AI monster,” he explained to GamingBolt.

“We haven’t really talked too much about what single-player elements will be in the game. Other than that, story wise we are doing a lot of similar things like Left 4 Dead. When you played Left 4 Dead the characters would talk and you’d hear about the world and you’d see writing and stuff like that. You’d learn about the world a little bit as you played it. So we are doing kind of a similar take on Evolve. A lot of what you gonna learn about the fiction and stuff comes from the characters.”

He also explained the monsters in the game, namely Goliath and Kraken, and how they will have a evolution process in the game.

“Right now we’ve shown 2 monsters. We’ve shown Goliath and he is the brawler, he is big, strong, very upfront when he fights, he is very direct. Kraken is our flying monster and it uses electricity for ranged attacks and doesn’t quite has the health or armor that Goliath does. They play a lot differently and it’s more about what we’d like people to do is to find which one suits their play-style the best and which one they have the most fun with. All monsters will have different abilities and different ways of traversing the world, but there will always be three stages of each one and each have four unique abilities and they can level up as they evolve.”

Evolve releases this October on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For more on the game, check out out hub page here.


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