After being revealed last year, the online multiplayer title Darwin Project from developer Scavenger Studio has offered some interesting new ideas in the growingly-popular battle royale genre, and now the studio has announced it is trying to bring in some new players by moving to a free-to-play model.
Developer Scavenger Studio announced today during a livestream that its battle royale title Darwin Project will be moving towards a free-to-play structure starting today, April 20th, and away from its paid model (with the game currently $14.99 on both PC and Xbox One).
The developer specified that this move will be for the PC version of the game, and when asked by IGN of whether or not the Xbox One version of the game will also utilize a free-to-play structure, Scavenger Studio said that it will “have more to share about Darwin Project on Xbox One soon.”
For players that had previously purchased the game on PC, a number of in-game items will automatically be provided to players’ inventories on April 24th, 2018. Alongside that, a number of cosmetic items are also being introduced to the game, though the studio assured that “the vast majority” of them will be available through in-game progression, and that all of the new items are “purely aesthetic and 100% optional.”
Darwin Project is available now through Steam Early Access on PC, and is part of the Xbox Game Preview program on Xbox One.