Developer Scavengers Studio has announced that updates for battle royale game Darwin Project are to cease. According to the team, the April update for the game was the last one for the foreseeable future.
This news comes via the official Scavengers website. Scavengers founders Simon Darveau and Amélie Lamarche say that the last few years have seen the player base for Darwin Project decrease. Despite bringing the game to PlayStation 4 and introducing a host of new features including battle passes and live events, Darveau and Lamarche weren't able to come up with a solution to bring more players on board. As such, Darwin Project is now "unable to sustain itself".
What will happen to Darwin Project's servers?
If you're still playing Darwin Project, don't worry - the end isn't coming quite yet. Scavengers says it'll keep servers up for the game "at least through to the end of the year", and you'll still be able to play. Beyond that point, it's likely the servers for the game will shut down unless the player numbers see a drastic uptick. Scavengers says it's "assessed all potential solutions and scenarios" and that this is the only outcome it's been able to arrive at.
Darveau and Lamarche say that existing Darwin Project staffers will be moving on to "other unannounced Scavengers projects". Naturally, since they're unannounced, we don't know what form these projects might be taking yet. The only other project on Scavengers' website is the rather mysterious and enigmatic Season. Whether or not Darwin Project folks will move on to that is unclear as of yet. We'll bring you more on the fate of Darwin Project and its developer as we get it. Until then, now's the perfect time to salute the game's memory by getting in a few rounds. You can play it for free on Steam right now.
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