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Evolve alpha extended to Tuesday as PS4 problems resolved

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Evolve's "Big Alpha" test is now live on PlayStation 4, publisher 2K Games announced, after resolving problems introduced by last week's PS4 firmware update. The alpha event for Evolve is also being extended for all platforms — Windows PC and Xbox One included — through Tuesday.

"We believe we have addressed the majority of known issues affecting the Evolve Big Alpha on PlayStation 4 following the PS4 2.0 firmware update," 2K Games said in a statement an hour ago. "The alpha test is now live on PS4 after a gradual roll out to registered participants. Evolve's closed alpha test is also being extended on Xbox One, PC and PS4 through Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. ET."

The Evolve alpha was expected to draw more than 100,000 players, across all platforms, to test the 4-on-1 monster-hunting shooter's balance and limits. PlayStation 4 gamers were shut out following the release of a glitch-filled console firmware update earlier in the week.

Evolve is set to launch in February. 2K Games also reminds that anyone with a copy of XCOM: Enemy Unknown on Steam also has access to the PC alpha of Evolve until it ends.

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