Turtle Rock Studios recently announced that all DLC maps for their upcoming multiplayer shooter will be available for free. the announcement was made by the studios’ Creative Director Phil Robb in an interview over at IGN.
“First thing we [Evolve’s creative leads] said was we can’t break the community up, so all of our maps will be free. We never want anyone to get booted off of a server because they haven’t bought something.”
Robb also confirmed that new monsters, hunters and maps are currently under development and will be available as post launch DLC for Evolve. As well as this, Robb also announced that players who do not buy the monster or hunter DLC will still be able to play against the new monsters, with new hunters.
“We’ll have characters and monsters, and even if you don’t buy them, if your buddy wants to buy the DLC, that’s cool, and your game will be enhanced through his purchase,” Robb said. “So, you won’t be able to play as those characters, but you will certainly be able to play with those characters.”
Finally, players who pre-order Evolve will receive the first monster DLC for free.
Evolves official launch date is set for February 20th 2015.