Intensely atmospheric first person horror adventure Scorn announced, sort of. Scorn, an Xbox Series X exclusive, will be released during the Series X launch period, but there is no actual firm release date for the game.
Scorn is highly anticipated by horror fans for its powerful visual style and dense atmosphere. To describe it as “Gigeresque” is an understatement. Motifs and visuals seem to be lifted directly from H.R. Giger’s work, including references to his older works -pre-Alien franchise- and including references to the Species designs. We will have to get by with the reveal of a brand new trailer this month.
Described by the press release, “Scorn lures players into a claustrophobic underworld populated with mis-shapen organic forms dripping with unnamed fluids. You will find yourself entirely alone, with only your senses and instincts to guide you through the non-linear nightmare of interconnected spaces. In Scorn, the environment is itself a character, and will do its best to unsettle and unbalance you. Each location has its own puzzles, characters and story to tell, all of which combine to create a cohesive world. On your journey through the game, new areas, skills, weapons and items will be unveiled as you attempt to comprehend the unfolding reality of Scorn.”
The unsettling first-person horror game from independent studio Ebb Software has been in the works since 2014.
Speaking about the studio’s collaboration with Xbox, Scorn Game Director Ljubomir Peklar said: “For us as developers it’s imperative to present Scorn in the best way possible. The distinctive art style is only half the story – the other half is having all the technical parts of the game running smoothly. That’s where our partnership with Microsoft and their next generation Xbox Series X console comes in. Xbox Series X is an extremely capable piece of hardware that will enable us to run Scorn at 4k 60fps with all the graphical bells and whistles. Ease of development and raw processing power are the primary reasons we chose to go exclusively with Xbox Series X. Players on Series X will experience an uncompromising version of Scorn.”
In other words, you will not be able to play Scorn on your older Xbox.