If you were thinking now might be a good time to start playing Evolve, the asymmetrical 1-versus-4 monster game by Turtle Rock studios, then there’s a bit of bad news. 2K games has announced that official dedicated servers for the game would be closing down later in 2018.
What this means for the immediate future is that Evolve's in-game store will be shut down, and any currency players currently have should be spent promptly. The ranked mode will also be disappearing, as well as the free-to-play version called Evolve Stage 2.
Peer-to-peer play will still be available through the original game, which will be called Legacy Evolve. This will be a place where players can accrue all their purchases from the different titles. The switch is automatic on consoles, but PC players need to opt in via Steam’s Betas tab. This announcement comes in the same week as Activision’s decision to shut down Guitar Hero Live modes, highlighting an issue with online gaming modes in general.