Hey Xbox players! Scavengers Studio here, checking in from Montreal, Canada, where winter’s going back and forth between “ok I’m going away now” and “haha jk here’s another blizzard.” But we’re not here to talk about the weather. We’re here to announce that Darwin Project’s release on Xbox One is just around the corner! You’ll be able to step in the arena and experience our snowy and survival-focused take on the battle royale genre starting Friday, March 9.
In Darwin Project, prisoners turned hunters are thrown into a twisted reality show that has them fight to the death to earn their survival. Ten players must withstand extreme cold, track opponents, craft tools, and set traps to be the last one standing at sunrise.
There are three ways to experience Darwin Project:
As a Contestant
When you join as a contestant, you’re one of ten players fighting in the arena in hopes of being the only one left alive. You’ll face off against the other inmates using a bow and axe, and if you’re lucky enough to score some electronics, you can also add tools like energy shields to your arsenal. But remember that everything you do, from building a fire to crafting items, leaves clues behind that can be used to track you to your current location.
As the Show Director
Entering the match as the Show Director allows to you oversee the entire arena aboard a drone and unleash special powers like nukes, zone closures, and gravity storms. As a kind of master of ceremonies, your goal in the Show Director seat is to spice up the match and provide extra entertainment for both players and spectators. We’re excited to see what types of Show Director styles the Xbox community comes up with!
As a Spectator
Tune in to streaming platforms like Mixer and support your favorite broadcasters who are playing as Show Director. Each time the Show Director uses a power, they can let their stream viewers vote on the target. The power is then automatically unleashed on the zone or player that obtained the most votes. Contestants will often compete for the favor of the audience as they try to survive both the cold and each other, and that’s where you come in!
Darwin Project will begin as an Xbox Game Preview title, which means that we’ll be looking for your precious feedback to continue improving the game over the next few months.
Darwin Project releases on Xbox Game Preview for $14.99 USD on March 9, 2018.
Xbox One players looking forward to becoming part of the Darwin Project community can join our official Discord channel, already over 6,400 members strong: https://discord.gg/darwin