Evolve Delayed To February 2015

Yet another game won't be making it this fall—publisher 2K Games has delayed their co-op shooter Evolve to February of next year, their parent company Take-Two announced in a financial statement today.

Evolve will now be out on February 10, 2015 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

"We primarily decided that the title deserves and should have more time to be polished so it can reach its absolute optimal state before we release it," Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick said on a conference call this afternoon. "Historically, we've always benefitted from giving the creative teams more time to polish their titles. We've never regretted it. It's not a meaningful amount of time; the title is still coming out in the fiscal year. We're really excited about the title. Coming out of E3, where it won best of show, it felt like the right thing to do to make absolutely sure this title could be its very best.

"At the same time, I do believe February is a pretty terrific release window. It's not at all crowded, and we will benefit from the fact that there are a lot of holiday sales of consoles so the install base will be bigger and it should be an open time to release."

This comes in the wake of a string of other high-profile 2014 delays, including Battlefield: Hardline, delayed from fall 2014 to early 2015, and Dragon Age: Inquisition, delayed from October to November of this year.