Evolve's DLC maps will be free for everyone

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Turtle Rock Studios has confirmed that Evolve's DLC maps will be free for everyone.

Studio Creative Director Phil Robb has confirmed that to IGN, stating "We can’t break the community up, so all of our maps will be free. We never want anyone to get booted off of a server because they haven’t bought something".

Evolve - Hunter Maggie

While the maps will be free, players will pay for additional DLC characters and monsters. However, the good news here is that you can play alongside the new hunters and creatures, even if you don't own them yourself.

"We'll have characters and monsters, and even if you don't buy them, if your buddy wants to buy the DLC, that's cool, and your game will be enhanced through his purchase," he added. "So, you won't be able to play as those characters, but you will certainly be able to play with those characters."

This seems to be a completely sensible approach to DLC in a multiplayer FPS. Evolve is going to have an Xbox One Beta exclusive launch in January, ahead of the official release on February 10, 2015. 

You will need a machine around this powerful to run the game (note these system requirements are taken from the recent Alpha event):

Minimum System Requirements:

CPU: Intel Pentium D 3GHz or higher / AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core 6400 2.4 GHz or higher
GPU: AMD Radeon 5770 or higher / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or higher
HDD: 15GB Install
OS: Windows 7 64-bit

Recommended System Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i7 920 2.67GHz or higher / AMD A8-3870 3GHz or higher
GPU: AMD Radeon R9 280 or higher / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 or higher
HDD: 15GB Install
OS: Windows 7 64-bit

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