Scorn, the upcoming surreal horror first-person shooter from developer Ebb Software, is just a few months away from launch. While it’s currently being backed by Microsoft – and will launch day one on Xbox Game Pass – the developers have reaffirmed that the game should be considered AA. The studio also revealed that it will take players around 6-8 hours to complete the game.
Scorn was originally announced back in 2016 on the now-defunct Steam Greenlight platform. A year later, Ebb Software launched a Kickstarter campaign and received around $200,000 in pledges. The game would eventually go silent and resurface three years later, confirming its exclusivity with Xbox and potentially getting more funding from Microsoft.
Scorn‘s creative director Ljubomir Peklar took to Steam recently to discuss the game, provide an update on its development and offer a few details, stating:
“We’re reaching the final phases of making the game, which also means submitting it to our platform partners to ensure everything is going smoothly across all platforms before release. The team is also focusing more on fleshing out the finer details of the game, including several scenes and scripted moments. As we continue to wrap these up, we’ll have more exciting content to share after Gamescom and leading up to the launch.”
When discussing the game’s length, Peklar added:
“The world spans a variety of different environments across various levels. Play times, of course, can vary depending on how long it takes someone to progress through the puzzles, but we estimate it’ll take 6 to 8 hours to complete the game.”
Scorn‘s striking, high-quality gothic visuals and art direction is definitely one of its biggest selling points, but Pelkar insists that it’s not a AAA game. “Not at all; it’s an independent production and a passion project! Although we started with just 4 people and a very small budget, we’ve since grown into what you could consider a AA project,” he said.
Scorn releases on 21 October 2022 for PC and Xbox Series X/S. It will also launch day one on Xbox Game Pass.