What you need to know
- Scorn is an upcoming first-person horror game being developed by Ebb Software.
- Scorn now has a release window of Oct. 2022.
- It's coming exclusively to Xbox Series X|S and PC at launch.
Upcoming Xbox console exclusive Scorn finally has a release window. The developers at Ebb Software confirmed that the game will be launching in Oct. 2022. You can check out the announcement trailer for the release window below:
While Scorn was announced years ago, Xbox versions were revealed during a May 7, 2020 showcase ahead of the launch of the new generation of consoles. Scorn's art direction is heavily inspired by the works of H.R. Geiger and the Alien franchise. Weapons and technology have an unnerving, organic appearance, with almost everything seeming to be alive or biomechanical to at least some extent.
When the game arrives, it'll be available on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC. It's also launching day one into Xbox Game Pass. The developers previously mentioned that the team isn't interested in doing a last-generation version for the Xbox One, as it wouldn't run well and would be a "sub-optimal" experience.
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So far all the videos I have watched of this are super boring and just seem to be lacking something in regards to atmosphere (like enemies seem to be rare, which is fine, but there aren't any weird noises or anything that might make the player worry that there is something just around the corner). But hopefully the actual game is better.
I'm trying to remember whether there was any music at all in the gameplay trailer that was released some time ago. I don't remember there being, so that addition could make a big difference to the atmosphere.
I doubt that would be it (at least for me it wouldn't) as I am completely fine with no music, in fact in survival horror games I turn the music off, it feels more realistic that way rather than having a string section pop in at opportune moments.
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