2K and Turtle Rock Studios has delayed their upcoming sci-fi themed, co-operative first-person shooter Evolve, Take-Two announced during A financial call.

Discussing the delay during the financial call with investors, Take-Two President Karl Slatoff said the game has been pushed back to ensure it had enough development time “and take advantage of a favorable release window”.

February is an “absolutely terrific” release window for Evolve, but the firm was pretty optimistic about the game’s sales from current-gen console (Xbox One, PS4).

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Turtle Rock Studios co-founder, Chris “MacMan” Ashton provides an update on the delay:

“Hey all. As you know, the release date got pushed back and people are understandably feeling a little deflated and hoping for answers. We understand. Here’s how it went down.

As we got closer to the October date, we were able to look at where the game was going to be, and compare that to where we all dreamed it would be. In a meeting with the top brass I described it as “painfully close.”

Fortunately 2K feels the same way and is willing to put extra time into the game so that we can make our dream a reality. That’s huge for us, and for the future of Evolve. We want to be proud of every aspect of the game on release day.

Hang in there. There’s a lot to look forward to between now and February.

And thanks again to everyone who helped us with the Alpha test. It was a huge success! We learned so much!”

Evolve was originally expected to hit the stores in October 21, 2014 and now it has been pushed to February 10, 2015 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

 

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Source: Take-Two

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