The closed alpha for four versus one shooter Evolve begins at the end of October, 2K has announced.
Xbox One players get a 24-hour head start. For them the alpha begins on 30th October and ends on 2nd November. You need to have an Xbox Live Gold subscription.
A limited number of PC and PS4 players will also be invited into the closed alpha. On these platforms it runs from 31st October to 2nd November. On PS4 you need to have a PS Plus membership.
Pre-orders guarantee access to the closed alpha. But there's also a multi-use code available now that's good for a few thousand players. It is:
Enter it at EvolveGame.com/BigAlpha.