Take-Two: Evolve Performed Above Expectations, to Be a “Key Long-Term Franchise”

May 20, 2015 Written by Alex Co

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Do you like Turtle Rock’s brand of multiplayer in Evolve? If you do, you’ll be glad to know that it seems the game will have a sequel and then some. 

During parent company Take-Two’s latest earnings call, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick mentioned that Evolve performed above the publisher’s expectations, and that it’s seen as a franchise.

In February, 2K and Turtle Rock Studios released our highly anticipated new intellectual property Evolve. The title launched to positive reviews from influential critics such as IGN and Game Informer and has performed above our expectations with sell in to-date of approximately 2.5 million units, nearly 20% of which were digitally delivered.

Consumers remain highly engaged with Evolve, playing more than 27 million game sessions since March. Moreover revenues have benefited from strong consumer demand for the title downloadable add-on content, including a Season Pass. We expect Evolve to be a key long-term franchise for 2K.

Will Evolve be Take-Two’s “big” shooter that can stand toe-to-toe with the likes of Call of Duty and Battlefield in the future? Only time and its sequels will tell.

Did you like Evolve? How’s the player base holding up months after launch?

[Source: Seeking Alpha via The Gamers Cabin]