The PlayStation 4 received the 2.0 firmware update earlier this week, and all is not well with the console. On-going issues with the “Masamune” update has forced 2K Games and Turtle Rock Studios to delay the Evolve Big Alpha on the console. Fortunately, the publisher is offering an alternative for the PS4 owners if they also happen to own a gaming PC or Xbox One.
2K Games made the announcement on Evolve’s official website as well as a press release sent to me. The publisher is working with Sony to try and resolve the issue, but that means no Evolve on the PlayStation 4 for now.
— Evolve (@EvolveGame) October 31, 2014
“We know that for many of you PS4 players this is a big letdown. We’re disappointed too, and we’re going to do our best to make up for this delay,” 2K wrote. “For starters, if you’re a PS4 player affected by this delay and you also own an Xbox One or PC, you can register on one of those platforms right now using the codes below and we’ll send you an invite today so you can start playing.”
Update: 2K Games provided the following statement to me via email.
“2K, Turtle Rock Studios and PlayStation continue to work hard to resolve the difficulties affecting the Evolve Big Alpha on PlayStation 4. Evolve’s closed alpha test is still playable on Xbox One and PC. We thank our PS4 users for their continued patience. More information will be provided at the Evolve website, Twitter and Facebook pages as it becomes available.”
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Registration Code: 05379-29749-32069
Referral Code: EvolveBigAlpha4v1
Step 1: Go to http://www.evolvegame.com/bigalpha
Step 2: Fill out the form completely including the registration code, referral code, and a valid email
Step 3: Check your email for an official invite with your product voucher code
Step 4: Redeem the product voucher code on the platform of your choice to download the game
Since the 2.0 firmware was released to the PlayStation 4, users have reported issues connecting to PSN as well as not being able to turn the console on after being put into Sleep/Rest mode. The console has also turned off unexpectedly for some causing game installations to become corrupt.
“We’re aware of issues reported by some PS4 users following the release of PS4’s latest system software update, v 2.00,” a Sony representative told Game Informer. “We’re investigating these issues and will provide an update once we have more information.”
If you are interested in trying out Evolve on the PC, the 2K support page recommends the following hardware.
Min Spec: Intel Pentium D 3GHz, AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core 6400 2.4GHz; 4GB RAM; AMD Radeon 5770, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
Recommended: Intel Core i7 920 2.67GHz, AMD A8-3870 3GHz; 6GB RAM; AMD Radeon R9 280, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
Will you be trying Evolve out on the PC or Xbox One, or will you wait for it to appear on the PlayStation 4? Sound off in the comments below.
[Images via Evolve Game]