It was reported before that the upcoming game from Turtle Rock Studios, Evolve would be pushed back until February of 2015. In a call last night, CEO Strauss Zelnick stated “we primarily decided that the title deserves and should have more time to be polished so it can reach its absolute optimal state before we release it. And historically, we’ve always benefited from giving the creative teams more time to polish the titles. We’ve never regretted it.”
Zelnick later on added that “The title’s still coming out in the fiscal year. And we’re really excited about the title. Coming out of E3, where we won Best of Show, it felt like the right thing to do, to make absolutely sure this title can be its very best. At the same time, I do believe February’s a pretty terrific release window. It’s not at all crowded and we will benefit from the fact that there are a lot of holiday sales of consoles, so the installed base will be bigger and it should be pretty open time to release.”
It seems that giving the developers of Evolve more time and giving a better financial window for the game are the main reasons as to why Evolve was delayed.
Evolve is set to release February 10, 2015.