Publishers continue to shuffle their October release dates around as the month keeps stacking new game releases including Scorn, the H.R. Giger-inspired surreal horror experience that launched on Xbox and PC last year. It was originally pinned with a PS5 release date of 14 October 2023 but now developer Ebb Software and publisher Kepler Interactive has decided to move the date up to early October instead.
Ebb Software recently updated PS5 players that they’ll be able to play Scorn a bit earlier than originally planned. The new release date for the game is 3 October 2023. Scorn launched last year as a timed exclusive to Xbox Series X/S (as well as PC) but that timed exclusivity was set to run out exactly one year after its release. PS5 players will get the chance to play the horror game at a slightly earlier stage with pre-orders already live on the PlayStation Store.
Scorn launched to mostly mixed reviews with many praising its grim atmosphere and stunning art direction but criticising its stiff gameplay and frustrating design choices. In our review, we stated:
“Scorn presents some incredible art direction and a biomechanical Giger fever dream of a world to get lost in, but that’s exactly what you’ll be doing in it for most of your time: getting lost. Beyond its gorgeous hellscapes and inspired world-building, it’s difficult to wholeheartedly recommend Scorn unless you fully understand what you’re getting into. Conceptually, Scorn has a lot to offer – overwhelmingly so – but it also struggles to deliver on its execution.”
With Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Super Mario Bros. Wonder, Lords of The Fallen and more titles crammed into October this year, other publishers decided to shift the release dates of its games to make sure they’re out of the way of these releases. Ubisoft moved the release of Assassin’s Creed Mirage up by one week to 5 October, while Remedy Entertainment dropped the release of Alan Wake 2 down to 27 October.
Scorn launches on PS5 on 3 October 2023.