Turtle Rock Studios have ended their association with Evolve effective immediately, according to a blog post on the game’s forums.
It seems like the decision was taken out of Turtle Rock’s hands:
“This is the life of AAA game developers who aren’t self-funded and don’t own their own IP. We don’t get to make the call. We all know that going in but we still sign the dotted line because we love what we do.”
Although they may be ending their support for Evolve, Turtle Rock confirmed they will still continue to work on future projects as a development studio:
“Those of you who’ve followed Turtle Rock Studios, this is not goodbye. We have lots of stuff in the works that we hope you’ll enjoy but we are departing on the Laurie-Anne for the last time and must bid a farewell to the planet Shear. We’ll see you all again, another time on another world….”
A special Evolve-themed livestream will be held tomorrow on the game’s Twitch channel, which the developer will use as a final chance to say goodbye to the Evolve community.
You can read the post in its entirety here.
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