Evolve launches open beta for Xbox One on January 15


Will be playable till launch

The first quarter of 2015 looks to be an exciting period for games. But one such title is looking to keep players satiated all the way till its release. After a successful closed alpha period, Evolve is gearing up for another round of public playtesting with the upcoming open beta set for January 15. For anyone who missed out on the closed alpha, now's your chance to get in on the action.

Set for release on the Xbox One, the open beta will allow anyone with an Xbox Live Gold account to dive into the game's core features. In Hunt mode, players can choose from two different monsters (Goliath and Kraken) and eight hunters from across the four classes. Moreover, the new Evacuation mode will open up on January 17, which will give players a taste of the dynamic multiplayer campaign.

The Xbox One open beta will be playable until the release of the full game on February 10, and all unlocks and boosts gained during the period will be carried over to the main game.

While the open beta is exclusive to the Xbox One, the PC and PS4 platforms will be receiving another round closed play testing, set for January 16 and 17, respectively. Though unlike the open beta, PS4 and PC versions will only be available to those who already participated in the previous closed alpha.

I had a blast with Evolve during my recent session with the game, and I'm definitely excited to see what I can uncover in the full iteration. If you haven't had the opportunity to play the new multiplayer shooter, then now's the perfect time to so.

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