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Darwin Project Now Free-to-Play on Xbox One

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Ten-person Battle Royale Darwin Project is now free-to-play on Xbox One. The game was originally a paid purchase when it launched earlier this year, but has recently transitioned into a free-to-play model on PC, and now on Xbox.

If you already purchased Darwin Project, you’ll be compensated via a Founder’s Pack. The Founder’s Pack includes several outfits, including full Montreal Hockey gear for both male and female characters as well as ten Fan Gift loot boxes that include more cosmetic items.

Darwin Project is a smaller scale Battle Royale PvP game. It pits 10 players in a Hunger Games–like arena, with an 11th player dropping in as the Director. The Director is able to manipulate the environment as well as bestow buffs and drop goodies.

On both PC and Xbox, Scavengers Studio is celebrating the World Cup with soccer-themed skins. They can be found in the Fan Gift loot boxes, or puchsed directly in the Item Shop. The soccer sportswear will be available until July 12.

Scavengers Studio is aiming to keep the PC and Xbox versions updated simultaneously, but PC is typically easier and faster to patch and update.

When I spoke to Scavengers Studio creative director Simon Davreau at PAX South in January, he was adamant that Darwin Project would not be a free-to-play title. Obviously things changed in the weeks since its launch, but the indie Canadian team is committed to supporting the game.

Darwin Project is now free-to-play on PC and Xbox One. It has not been rated by the ESRB, but I’d put it at the same rating level as Fortnite (T for Teen).