Darwin Project, man holds an axe over his head while a small flying robot looks at him

Darwin Project

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Game features

A bridge covered in snow in the Canadian Rockies

10-player survival-focused battle royale

Players are always within arm's reach of a tense confrontation with rivals. Contestants getting careless or hoping to hide out and avoid encounters will soon find themselves frozen to death ― if they don’t invite the Show Director’s fury first.

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Tracking and manhunting

Every action, from building a fire to crafting items, leaves clues behind that can be used to track players to their current location. Make creative use of weapons, traps and scavenged tools to gain the upper hand - all while keeping an eye out for other participants hunting you.

A flying robot called the Show Director looks down at a female competitor

Show Director

The Show Director adds a new dimension to the battle royale genre. In each match, an eleventh player can take on the role of the Show Director, who oversees the arena in a drone and can unleash special powers such as nukes, zone closures and gravity storms.

Male contestant with bow on back and axe in hand stands next to a bed

Arcade third-person combat

Contestants face off with a bow and axe, but if they've been lucky enough to score some electronics, they can add tools such as energy shields to their arsenal.

A male competitor stands in a tech-filled room with multiple hovering robots

Spectator interactions

Show Directors who broadcast their matches on Mixer and Twitch can ask viewers to support them by voting on the targets for their Show Director powers. With Darwin Project, spectators are active participants in the manhunt!

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Game details

Darwin Project is an outdoor, futuristic battle royale style deathmatch with a strong emphasis on hunting, trapping and survival. Not only will you be pitted against fierce rivals, but you'll compete for the favour of an all-seeing Show Director.

Game Preview: the game is unfinished and a work in progress. It may change over time, and may not release as a final product. Game preview information at xbox.com/GamePreview.

Additional information

  • Publisher
  • Scavengers Studio
  • Developer
  • Scavengers Studio
  • Genre
  • Battle Royale
  • Platforms
  • Xbox One
  • Release date
  • 9 March 2018

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