I like thousands of other Playstation fans have been eagerly awaiting today (October 31st) as it was our turn to join the ‘Evolve’ Big Alpha test this weekend. Sadly, it seems as though the Playstation 4 2.0 update has derailed the plans as Turtle Rock faced issues at 16:00pm today when the Alpha was supposed to begin for PS4 and PC players however the PS4 servers never came online. In an update on Twitter just a few moments ago, Turtle Rock posted a statement confirming that the Alpha has been postponed for PS4 gamers:
The statement says:
‘We have some unfortunate news to share with folks planning to participate in the Big Alpha test on PlayStation 4 starting today. Following the recent PS4 2.00 firmware update, we are experiencing difficulties with the Evolve Big Alpha on PlayStation 4. As a result, the test on PlayStation 4 is postponed. PlayStation and 2K are working together on a resolution.
If you’re playing in the Big Alpha test on Xbox One or PC, don’t worry, the show will go on.
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. 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.
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
Registration Code: 05379-29749-32069
Referral Code: EvolveBigAlpha4v1
We will update this post and the official Evolve Twitter (@EvolveGame) when we have more information to share.
Thanks for your understanding as we continue building the game.’
This is a real shame and clearly a breakdown in communication between Playstation and Turtle Rock whose Apha Build clearly put together without thought for the big 2.0 update. Many Playstation 4 players are rightly disappointed. Hopefully something can be done to rescue the Alpha but for now, off to play something else.