Darwin Project PS4

The 2020 release schedule is looking slightly dry for January on PlayStation 4, so we're never going to say no to a shadow drop. Darwin Project is available right now on the PlayStation Store, a free-to-play battle royale shooter which comes with an interesting twist.

Rather than reaching the triple digits, the game from developer Scavengers Studio focuses on a 10-player bout while an 11th competitor assumes the role of the Show Director. They'll be able to influence the match by assisting an underdog or putting a stop to someone's kill streak by summoning the likes of a gravity storm, restricting entry into certain zones, and revealing a player's position. Meanwhile, the 10 contestants are equipped with a bow and arrow as well as other melee weapons and must survive the harsh winter cold while keeping a lookout for enemies.

It sounds like a fun little distraction if you're tired of Fortnite or Apex Legends, but its longevity might not be able to hold up to those other titles. It's only a 3.32GB download, anyway. Are you interested? Drop into the comments below.

[via store.playstation.com]