Scavenger Studios have announced that their Battle Royale style game Darwin Project is moving to a free to play model on July 4th. Creative Director Simon Darveau updated the official website by saying “We are super excited to release the game free to play on Xbox. We made sure you guys can have a great social experience. We optimized the game and added the friend system. Can’t wait to have your feedback! See you in the arena !‘
The Darwin Project takes place in a dystopian post-apocalyptic landscape in the Northern Canadian Rockies. As preparation for an impending Ice Age, a new project, half science experiment half live-entertainment, is launched. It’s called the “Darwin Project” and it challenges participants to survive the cold and fight to the death in a treacherous arena. The Darwin Project offers a competitive multiplayer third person survival experience featuring at its core a new gameplay innovation: the manhunt. In his or her path to victory, a player must survive extreme environmental conditions, track opponents, and set traps in order to win.
The current version of the game will disappear from the Xbox store on June 22nd and gamers who have already purchased will receive a founders pack in recognition of their purchase. Anyone who wishes instead to get a refund of the original purchase can contact Xbox Support.