Ebb Software has revealed that its first-person horror adventure title, Scorn, has been postponed and won’t be making its originally intended 2021 release date. The game will now be released sometime in 2022. Scorn is a game that’s been on the radar of many Alien fans, as the game’s visuals are heavily inspired by H. R. Giger, the Swiss artist who was responsible for the design of the Xenomorph.
From Ebb Software on why the delay should be seen as a good thing, in light of botched launches such as Cyberpunk 2077:
CD Projekt RED had great PR for Cyberpunk 2077 but that didn’t help when the final game. Cyberpunk 2077 should’ve been delayed for a year, but the hype and the pressure from shareholders were more important. Maybe if they didn’t push their developers to create marketing content they could’ve put more time into fixing the game.
No amount of updates are going to make the game better, or make it come out sooner, quite the opposite. It’s just more tasks on the already enormous list of tasks to finish. It’s time-consuming to make your game look presentable to the public. That is done at the very end of the development process.
Scorn is one of the games that Microsoft spotlighted as one of the titles coming exclusively to Xbox in 2021. While that’s no longer happening, the game will be available on Xbox Game Pass on day one when it does eventually arrive.
Source: Ebb Software