Take Two CEO on Evolve DLC Controversy: “Generally Speaking, a Good Thing”
Strauss Zelnick says all signs for the title have been “extraordinarily positive”.
Turtle Rock Studios’ Evolve is out this month but the developer has stirred up some controversy regarding its DLC content. Though the maps will be free to all players, certain characters – like the Behemoth monster – will be available through DLC only.
Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick addressed this controversy during the company’s earnings call for its financial report and stated that, “There was some controversy start-up by an online post.
“And I guess, controversy, generally speaking, is a good thing. People can argue about the business model. I think we’re delivering a fantastic title that’s well versed with consumers who will pay for it. And all signs are extraordinarily positive.”
Zelnick pointed to the buzz around Evolve, saying that it was the “only game in history” to win top honours at E3 and GamesCom last year.
“Never like to claim success before it’s occurred. This looks to be a good news event. I’m going to leave it at that. Hopefully, in our next call, we’ll have great news to report.”
Evolve is out on February 10th for PS4, Xbox One and PC.