Microsoft has uploaded 14 minutes of gameplay from the upcoming Xbox Series X|S and PC horror title Scorn, which is being developed by Ebb Software. If the name vaguely rings a bell then you may remember Scorn being revealed back in May. The original reveal stated that Scorn would be coming during the Xbox Series X|S launch period, but the new footage has confirmed that Ebb Software’s horror game will now be released in 2021.
The description for Scorn can be found below.
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.
At the time of reveal 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. 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.”
Looks suitably gross and disturbing, if a little light on action. The exclusivity might prompt me to grab a preowned series S at some point.
Although I love all things Giger and have been an Alien fan all my life, I’m not as impressed as I was when I first saw this game. It’s difficult to say what it is, but it looks like it’s just all style with no hint to anything like a story. In the Alien movies it has always been crucial there were strong characters experiencing all these horrors, people you could relate to. Here I don’t see anything that makes this world relevant, on an emotional level. I hope I’m wrong and it’s just my impression, but the trailer got repetitive quickly and it actually put me off this game.