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Evolve PS4 DLC maps will be free

Turtle Rock Studios has announced that downloadable map packs for Evolve on PlayStation 4 will be made available free of charge.

Speaking during an interview with IGN, Phil Robb, Evolve’s Creative Director, commented, “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."

“We’ll have [DLC] 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," Robb added. “You won’t be able to play as those characters, but you will certainly be able to play with those characters.”

Evolve’s plans for free DLC follows on the heels of a number of other big-name releases, including Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, which made available free DLC last week with a new character and game modes. 

Evolve is due out on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One in February 2015.