In circumventing the problematic firmware 2.0, 2K Games has confirmed that the Evolve “Big Alpha” is now available to download on PlayStation 4 all the while extending the bout of testing across all platforms until Tuesday, November 4th.
“We believe we have addressed the majority of known issues affecting the Evolve Big Alpha on PlayStation 4 following the PS4 2.0 firmware update,” 2K Games said in a statement. “The alpha test is now live on PS4 after a gradual roll out to registered participants. Evolve’s closed alpha test is also being extended on Xbox One, PC and PS4 through Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. ET.”
Initially, the hotly-anticipated demo was due to arrive on Sony’s current-gen platform on Friday in tandem with Xbox One and PC, but the release of PlayStation 4’s latest mandatory update effectively tossed a spanner in the works. According to Evolve’s official Twitter feed, it appears PS4 users may still encounter matchmaking issues but the alpha is, for the most part, fully playable.
Players on either of the other aforementioned platforms will find that the alpha has remained unaffected, though you can surely expect to experience a fair share of glitches at this stage in development. Nevertheless, 2K has said it expects to draw close to 100,000 players across the prolonged window, all in the effort of refining the online-centric title in the build up to its release in February.
Come Tuesday, Evolve is poised to cocoon for a few months before emerging as a beta on Xbox One. Turtle Rock Studios’ co-op shooter will then arrive in its fully-fledged state across PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on February 10th, 2015.