South Africans excluded from Evolve’s Big Alpha

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No Evolve for you

So late last night I saw a new Evolve trailer hit the interwebs and the most exciting part of all was at the end they teased that there will be a closed Alpha at the end of this month open to PC, PS4 and Xbox One owners.

To get a guaranteed entrance into the Alpha you can pre-order the excellent looking Evolve or you could head over to the Evolve website and enter a comp in the hopes of winning a voucher. Well that is unless you are on the list of 14 countries who 2K have deemed to have insufficient infrastructure to enjoy the game.

And yes we are on the list of excluded countries because the useless government and Telkom combined have still not been able to roll out proper infrastructure in the country even though we are were the powerhouse of the continent.

But don’t feel too bad we are joined by those other powerhouses like Brunei, Philippines, Oman and China. Wait China? Well the Chinese problem seems to be more political as the other ones banned are Cambodia and Lao People’s Democratic Republic… is that even a country?

Also the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are also denied access. Unfortunately what this probably means is that Evolve will play as well as Titan Fall in South Africa and if someone says something again we could end up not even getting the game released locally.The 2K Games rep for our region is in South Africa for rAge and Evolve has a prominent stand at rAge so make sure you ask the people manning the stand why we are hated and aren’t allowed to be part of the Alpha and will it effect the game’s eventual local release?

Oh and before you leave, make sure to take a look at what we aren’t allowed to enjoy at the end of the month… my pleasure.

Oh but if like the rest of South Africa you aren’t so concerned about rules and laws then just change your region to UK and use one of these codes to enter. No guarantees that it will work, but the game is bucket loads of fun so it’s worth a shot.

PlayStation 4 – 63334-59648-17396
Referrer Code – PlayStation4v1
Thanks PlayStation Blog

Xbox One – 08347-97365-66457
Referrer Code – EVOLVETOWIN
Thanks VentureBeat

PC – 71687-90535-46031
Thanks PCGamer

Apparently that Xbox One code works on all platforms so you know what to do to get the most entries.

Last Updated: October 10, 2014

Gavin Mannion

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