After spending only 6 weeks in Steam’s Early Access, Darwin Project has removed its purchase price and has gone completely free to play. Initially releasing on March 10th, the game can now be accessed on Steam for free.
The announcment comes direct from the developer who took to the Steam forums.
“…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 reviewed the game back when it launched into Early Access and most certainly enjoyed the experience. Although our biggest concern for the game was its playerbase and matchmaking. The move to Early Access is certainly a positive step to help remedy this concern and bring in a plethora of new players.
Gamers who have already purchased the game will be rewarded with a range of cosmetic items when they arrive in an upcoming update. The switch to free to play is only available on PC for now, Xbox One players will have to stay tuned as more gets revealed in the future.