After spending several years in development, the battle royale title Darwin Project — which is especially known for its unique “social interaction” elements through livestreaming — has undergone some major shifts by implementing a free-to-play model on PC, and now Xbox One owners can get a taste of the game for free right now.
Developer Scavengers Studio detailed over on Xbox Wire that the studio’s battle royale title, Darwin Project, is now available on Xbox One in a free-to-play format for anyone to hop in and experience the title. Players that previously purchased the title prior to its shift to free-to-play will also be getting a “Founder’s Pack” item set that includes several cosmetic items, including numerous legendary sets of gear, axes, bows, and 10 other “fan gifts” that provide players with more clothing and weapon styles.
Scavengers Studio also took to addressing the game’s microtransaction model in that all in-game items that players purchase as cosmetic only and that they “grant no competitive advantage.”
Overall, Scavengers Studio explained that while the shift to a free-to-play model is “a big change” for both the studio and the game, the studio ultimately hopes that “both early adopters and newcomers will be able to get the most out of Darwin Project” by opening the game up to a wider audience.
Darwin Project is available now on Xbox One and PC.