Scavengers Studio has just announced that the upcoming Darwin Project is set for a January 2020 release and that it will now also be coming to PlayStation 4.
This new entry into the battle royale genre offers a few new twists on the expected formula. The entire premise of Darwin Project is that an impending ice age has led the world to develop a new reality show. The participants fight to the death in competition to see who will be allowed to survive. The game looks to have a stronger focus on survival than other battle royale games with players fighting against the environment as much as other people. There's no denying the similarities between the art styles of Darwin Project and Fortnite, but the former is doing all it can to set itself apart in the gameplay department.
Another unique feature of Darwin Project is the participation of spectators and the host of the show. As the Director one player will be able to affect the game with things such as nukes, gravity storms, or dropping items for players. Spectators will also be able to vote on what they want to see used to mix things up.
After being on Steam Early Access and Xbox Game Preview which saw more than 3.6 Million players try out the game Scavengers Studio has decided to also bring Darwin Project to PlayStation 4 and have revealed that it will be launching sometime in January 2020. They have also revealed some content updates that have been added such as a new class system that lets players choose between three Gear pieces to specialize with. Jet Wings, Grapple Gauntlet, and Headhunter Drone will allow players to change up the way to play each round. There will also be a plethora of cosmetics for players to customize their characters with, of course.
Darwin Project will be available on Steam, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 sometime in January 2020 as a free-to-play game.
What do you think of how Scavengers Studio is looking to shake up the battle royale space? What other types of changes would you want to see in the genre?