Another of the many Xbox Series X games shown off during the May 7 Inside Xbox showcase was Scorn. This title from Ebb Software has been in development for several years and has finally been confirmed for at least one console platform. Set in a creepy world inspired by the art of H.R. Giger, Scorn takes organic technology and survival horror to a completely new level. Here's what we know so far.
What is Scorn?
Scorn is a first-person shooter with survival-horror and adventure elements. Developed by Ebb Software on Unreal Engine 4, Scorn is very, very heavily inspired by the works of H.R. Giger. Organic or biomechanical technology, strange creatures, and explicit sexual imagery are par for the course here.
The game was first announced with a Kickstarter campaign back in 2014. While the Kickstarter failed, development continued until a second Kickstarter in 2017 was successful. The developers then signed an exclusivity deal with Microsoft, who provided extra resources and development time while staying out of the creative decisions.
While Scorn has been in development in some form for years now, it's also changed massively in that time. You can see the newfound direction in the Inside Xbox trailer below.
Scorn gameplay and features
Scorn is wrapped in mystery with a world that is meant to be confusing. Here's what we know about the gameplay so far.
- It's a first-person shooter and survival horror game.
- Scorn is designed around "being thrown into the world."
- Different regions are all interconnected and can be explored in a non-linear fashion.
- Each region has its own unique theme, puzzles, and characters.
- You'll acquire different weapons and items as you progress.
- Scorn is Xbox Series X Optimized, with the developers aiming for 4K 60FPS on the console.
- Gunplay and puzzles are described as being around a 50-50 balance.
Is Scorn coming to PS4?
No, Scorn is not coming to PS4. Scorn has so far only been confirmed for Xbox Series X and PC. It is, however, possible that Scorn comes to PS5 at a later date.
Is Scorn coming to Xbox One?
Scorn is being developed for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC. It won't be coming to Xbox One because the developers simply aren't interested in developing a "sub-optimal" experience that would likely be around 900p at an unstable 30FPS.
Scorn release date
Scorn does not currently have a release date, with Ebb Software stating they'll be providing a release date only when the team feels confident. When Scorn releases, it'll be available in Xbox Game Pass.
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