The Hunt Is Partially On: Evolve Alpha Signups

By Adam Smith on July 4th, 2014 at 4:00 pm.

Hunters, emerge from your hides and rejoice. A small window of opportunity remains open and if you manage to sidle your camouflaged bulk through to the other side, you’ll be a fully-fledged Evolve alpha tester. A few caveats though – you’ll need to sign up on a PC that can run the game, have a working Steam account and you must be situated in mainland North America. Presumably that’s to do with server locations and timing issues rather than national favouritism. If you fit the criteria, enjoy your so-called Independence (Canadians, ignore that, you’re alright with me) and sign up here, using the password ‘happyhunting’ and referral ‘JoinTheHunt’.

As well as the above, you’ll need to take heed of the info below:

All prospective participants must be willing to adhere to a strict Game Demo Participant Agreement in this survey and not discuss or disclose anything about the test.

Each participant that is selected will be contacted with further information. We’re hoping to have the participant list confirmed by July 5th, so we appreciate you acting as quickly as possible.

Finally, please sign-up on the PC you plan on using for the test and provide details of your hardware setup in the survey.

The alpha looks like a proper test so expect lots of intrusive questions about your shooting ability and the girth of your RAM. If you pass muster, do try to enjoy but don’t breathe a word about it. You can see our Nathan breathing words about it in video form here.

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10 Comments »

  1. Kein says:

    Funny thing is that some of the foreign IPs are flat-out blocked (by CIDR). Even EA (EA!) did better with their Titanfall beta. Absolutely pathetic.

    • Malarious says:

      They obviously only want North Americans playing this beta, so how does it possibly reflect poorly upon them if they’re taking steps to ensure this?

      • sprawl says:

        He tricked you into using the word ‘beta’ in your reply!

        It’s still an alpha and they aren’t at the stage yet where they would want to worry about replicating content across the world. It not only increases the complexity but it requires more players to be involved to ensure that you have enough of a population going in each region to get things tested properly.

    • Phasma Felis says:

      You’d have a point if this was a market product. It is not. It is an alpha test. It’s not for the amusement of paying customers; it’s to help the devs improve the game. It they’ve decided the best way to do that is to keep their small cluster of test servers, and the attendant players, physically localized, well, that’s a shame, but you’ll have the same chance at the polished final product as everyone else on the planet. Your sense of entitlement does not apply.

      • AngoraFish says:

        I’m betting that you live in North America.

        • njursten says:

          I don’t. I still agree with him. We’ll all have time to play it later.
          Sure, you can be sad that it’s not an international beta, but calling it pathetic is a bit much.

  2. Bull0 says:

    Ooh ooh ooh! Signed up, fingers and other appendages crossed.

  3. Strutter says:

    What a day to be a European.

  4. Eiv says:

    Thanks for the heads up. Signed!

  5. Bruntti says:

    Europe beta ples. I _really_ want to play this game.