"Kill Or Be Killed" Game The Culling Coming To Xbox One Preview

"Not a game for the faint of heart."

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If you're an Xbox One player in the mood for a 'last man standing' style fight to the death, you won't have to wait long. The Culling is coming to Xbox One's early access-esque Game Preview program. You can check out the new trailer above.

Developer Xaviant says the game captures "the spirit of the battle royale experience" brought to life in films like The Hunger Games, Battle Royale, and The Running Man. It was released on PC last year and is still in Early Access on Steam, but now Xbox players will have the chance to be dropped into a game show where they and their fellow contestants must "scavenge, hunt, trap, and kill each other." There are no respawns in the game, but there is a Duos mode where you can team up with a friend.

The Culling will be released June 2 on Xbox One Game Preview. The game is still in development, and Xaviant says it will be monitoring players' feedback and tweaking the game based on that. There's no date or price yet for the full Xbox release. The PC version goes for $25.

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The Xbox One version of The Culling will also feature "over a thousand unlockable customization items, game show-themed match events, a robust crafting system, multiple maps, and much more," says Xaviant. There will also be offline training matches and survival modes, along with player perks and personal airdrops.

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Meh, bloodstained arena not so much but plenty of bloodstained character models! Lol think I'll have two games at max...

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Can't help but feel this game would be better in third person. Looks a bit naff, but as it's only in preview maybe things get better.

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Game is already dead on Steam with negative reviews, apparently because of bad development.

It's going to be at least $25, and at that price small, MP focused games communities usually don't last longer than a month on console.

Not sure why MS went after this game for console exclusivity, seems like a waste of resources.

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@b00me: Are we sure MS went after it for exclusivity? Or maybe Xbox was their priority console platform and they'll be releasing a version on PS4 after a full release on Xbone?

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@b00me: they need to have some kinda exclusives :D but looks cool as ps user saying this .

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@jancis25: I agree, but the game is too expensive for a small MP only title to catch on. It's launching in MS's game preview program and by the time it actually releases no one will be playing it.

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Giant hockey rink map, by any chance?