Battle Royale survival game Darwin Project coming to Xbox Game Preview next week

Henry Stenhouse spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video game journalism stole his soul. You'll find Henry chugging along the news train most days, throwing out features into the wild and finding any excuse possible to talk about esports when he can.

Formerly of the freelance life, Henry held such esteemed (read: imaginary) titles as PC Gamer's go-to CS:GO freelancer, and has been smitten with the competitive shooter life since growing up on the slopes of Dust2.

Henry's experience culminated in his role as AllGamer's premium FPS player, meaning he's won at least a single game of PUBG, we promise. Henry is also a fan of all things Nintendo and strategy, and still can't get over just how good Breath of the Wild is.

If you'd like to send Henry free stuff (he'll take a Vive Pro, thanks) contact him via email at or catch him on Twitter, here.

Would you rather direct or compete?

If Survival and Battle Royale are your two favorite genres then next week’s launch of the Darwin Project on Xbox Game Preview and Steam Early Access may be christmas come very early.

First revealed during E3 last year, Scavenger Studio’s Darwin Project put ten players into a smaller scale Battle Royale arena to duke it out in third person combat. While the game will include the traditional shrinking playzone and looting phase, the only weapons available here are a bow and axe, putting an emphasis on crafting to obtain the best gear and arrows.

The other big selling point for Darwin Project is in the Shadow Director, a player-controlled drone which can influence matches by giving players buffs, dropping gear, marking combatants on the map and closing zones of the map.

The game therefore seems built for streaming purposes, and has drawn attention during the previous open betas during the year. While a player-controlled Director could prove to be a real pain depending on the player, but it’s also a novel setup to take advantage of the popularity of streaming.

Darwin Project will enter Xbox Game Preview and Steam Early Access March 9 at a surprisingly low price of $15.

Back To Top