The Shooter Evolved: How NVIDIA Furthers 2K and Turtle Rock Studios’ Take on the Shooter

by Brian Burke

As a member of NVIDIA’s gaming team, I get to see lots of games early.

Sometimes I see a game early and get super excited.  I play shooters. And I only play multiplayer. Unreal Tournament, Quake, Call of Duty, Left 4 Dead and the Battlefield games have all reigned on my play list.

Evolve is the next game on that list.

Love shooters? Add Evolve to your “must play” list.

The first time I played it at E3 2014 in the NVIDIA Gaming Expo cemented it for me. But I was already hooked the first time I had heard about the concept behind this game.

Evolve blurs the line between hunter and hunted. The competitive-cooperative shooter is from Turtle Rock Studios, the team that revived the genre with Left 4 Dead. And this game flips expectations in similar ways.

Evolve takes many of the best aspects from games I love. It combines the teamwork of Team Fortress, the dedicated roles of Battlefield, the ability to play as the monster from Left 4 Dead and the asymmetrical gameplay from top multiplayer first-person shooter games.

In four-on-one action, players can be one of a team of “hunters.” Or they can be the “hunted,” one of three different monsters. Each hunter has a unique ability and class (Assault, Trapper, Medic, Support). That division of labor makes cooperative gameplay mandatory to succeed. And each monster has its own abilities, too. The result of this mix is a new game that feels unique every time you play.

Stunning graphics enhance Evolve’s innovative gameplay.

NVIDIA owners get Day 1 support for Evolve with the new GeForce Game Ready driver, release 347.52 . With support for GeForce SLI technology and one-click game setting optimizations within GeForce Experience, this Game Ready driver ensures you’ll have the best possible hunting party experience in Evolve.

We’ve been working with 2K and Turtle Rock Studios to make Evolve awesome on the PC. The game looks amazing with 4K graphics, works flawlessly with NVIDIA DSR and can even be streamed to an NVIDIA SHIELD.  We are working closely with Turtle Rock Studios to add GameWorks features to Evolve in the very near future.

So, get Evolve for your GeForce GTX gaming machine and join the hunt. And for Evolve tips and tricks, check out the this article on