As the battle royale genre continues to explode, more and more games are entering the fray with their own unique spin on it. The Darwin Project was revealed during Microsoft’s E3 conference. DualShockers’ own Noah Buttner got to try it out afterward and liked what he played. Today, developer Scavengers Studio announced that they will be holding another Closed Alpha for the game starting next weekend on December 15.
Specifically, The Darwin Project’s next Closed Alpha will run from December 15 at 3pm ET until December 17 at midnight. This Closed Alpha is open to everyone who participated in the last one. The developers also gave some interesting stats about November’s Closed Alpha: the game got over 1.5 million total views on YouTube during that time, and people watched 11 years-worth of the game on Twitch.
For those of you wondering how this Closed Alpha differs from previous ones, players will now be able to take the role of Show Director. The Show Director is a role unique to The Darwin Project that has players controlling an omnipotent drone that can survey and mess with the players of each match. This includes being able to launch a manhunt on a singular player and completely removing a zone from play. The Show Director gets more powerful as the match goes on.
The Darwin Project is currently slated to release on PC and Xbox One in early 2018.