After months of massive game delays, an upcoming horror FPS is bucking the trend, releasing a full week earlier than expected.
After a gross gameplay reveal two years ago, and another reveal during Summer Game Fest, the twisted shooter Scorn releases on Friday, October 14th. You will be able to enter their twisted world of biomechanical abominations seven days earlier than previously thought.
Developer Ebb Software didn’t give a reason for the new release date, but it did release a new (appropriately creepy) trailer announcing the change – you can watch it below. Scorn will be exclusive to Xbox Series X|S and PC and will arrive on Xbox Game Pass on launch day
change of pace
The Xbox console exclusive is inspired by the biomechanical art of HR Giger (who you might know better as the visual designer of Ridley Scott’s Alien) and the gothic surrealism of Zdzisław Beksiński (who painted a bunch of gruesome skeleton art that occasionally appears Internet). Expect to see lots of organic looking architecture and robust weapons. It’s all very horrible.
Fans have been waiting a long time for the release of Scorn. The game started as a Kickstarter project in 2017 and was initially slated for release the following year. After that year passed, it was set to 2021, before being pushed back again to this year. It looks like Ebb Software is confident that another delay will not come.
An early release is a novelty in today’s gaming industry. This year has seen a number of big triple-A games delayed as developers recover from pandemic outages and the usual unexpected game development issues. Starfield has been pushed back to 2023, as have Forspoken and Lord of the Rings Gollum. The Legacy of Hogwarts was also delayed along with The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Ubisoft’s swashbuckler Skull and Bones has also been delayed.
These delays have left a glut of games released in the last few months of this year, creating a short amount of time for Scorn to fit in before all the blockbuster titles eat our time. Like all the best horror games, the developers of Scorn know that timing is important.