March 4, 2016
October 06, 2017 (EU, US)
|Delisting:||September 13, 2018
(relaunched as The Culling: Origins on Steam, removed from Xbox One)
The Culling was delisted from Xbox One on September 13th, 2018 according to reporting by TrueAchievements.com. On September 14th, the Steam version of the game transitioned to a free-to-play model, now known as The Culling: Origins.
In a Steam Community forum post preceding these changes, Xaviant addressed the Xbox One version specifically, stating that “we don’t have a firm date yet but we’re working to get the update to Xbox players ASAP. There is custom work required to support free-to-play on Xbox One as well as a certification process that must be passed. We’ll let you know when we have a better estimate”.
These changes to the original game came about following the disastrous launch and subsequent delisting of The Culling 2. A year and a half later, The Culling: Origins would pivot again, changing to a pay-per-play model and finally reappearing on Xbox One under the listing for The Culling. Given the changes, we are not currently considering this a relisting of The Culling but wanted to convey the next chapter in the series’ story here.
About the Game
“In a remote arena, 16 contestants have 20 minutes to explore, scavenge items, craft weapons, build traps, hunt, and kill each other! Face to face, mano a mano, This is Battle Royale in its most brutal form. That means only ONE will be crowned the winner. Do you have the guts to survive?“