Here’s an important update from our Creative Director Simon Darveau:
“We’ve said from the start that we’re committed to creating a fresh and exciting experience for Darwin Project players and viewers. With features like the Show Director who serves as a master of ceremonies, Spectator Interactions that let viewers directly interact with streams, and an emphasis on tracking that ensures players are always within arm’s reach of a tense confrontation, we still believe Darwin Project offers a quality experience unlike any other battle royale game out there.
“We’ve been fortunate to have a core community of players join us at a very early stage, with many still supporting us during Early Access, and the last thing we want to do is let those passionate players down. Lately, members of our community have reported longer queue times and difficulty finding matches in lesser populated servers. To bring in new players and maintain a level of activity that ensures players are able to get the most of out Darwin Project, we’ve decided to make it more accessible by removing the price tag.
“We’re aware that it’s a big change, and we want to reiterate that we’re remaining true to Darwin Project’s vision as we move forward.”
How can I play for free?
Darwin Project is currently available as a free download on Steam. We’ll have more to share about Xbox One at a later date.
I bought the game already. Since it’s free now, will I be compensated?
If you own Darwin Project, you’ll receive the Founder’s Pack containing 2 MTL Legendary sets and MTL hockey helmets, 3 Legendary Axes, 3 Legendary Bows, a full Jumpsuit collection, and 5 Fan Gifts. The Founder’s Pack will be added to your inventory on Tuesday, April 24. UPDATE: Here’s the final Founder’s Pack with the confirmed item names in full:
I’m not interested in the Founder’s Pack. Would it be possible to have a refund?
If you paid for the game and want to be refunded, you can do it through Steam regardless of purchase date (we’re currently in the process of extending the refund period, so check again soon if you’re not able to refund yet).
Will Darwin Project be pay-to-win?
No. We will never sell items that give a competitive advantage.
See you and ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS in the arena!