Evolve will see its dedicated servers and in-game shop close on September 3.
According to an announcement on 2K’s official support site, the multiplayer-only Evolve Stage 2 will have its virtual currency bundles removed from purchase on July 2, followed by the shutdown of the in-game store and dedicated servers on September 3.
Peer-to-peer multiplayer will still be available on the PC and console versions of Legacy Evolve, the renamed original game before it was given the free-to-play treatment back in July of 2016. Evolve Stage 2 will be removed on PC.
Any cosmetics, Hunters, and Monsters you purchased will still be available in Legacy Evolve and any in-game currency needs to be spent before the shutdown.
The ranked version of Hunt mode will no longer be up to play, and features like your player profile data, leaderboards, the newsfeed, and player badges will be unavailable.
The switch to free-to-play saw a player count of 1 million players in its first week. Support for Evolve ended in October of 2016 when Turtle Rock Studios sent out a final message thanking fans for supporting Evolve through its lifetime.
In late 2016, Turtle Rock Studios announced it’s working with publishing partner Perfect World Entertainment on a new free-to-play game, a fantasy first-person shooter.