Ebb Software showed a new trailer for Scorn at today’s Xbox Games Showcase, and the first-person horror adventure continues to look just as disturbing as ever.
Scorn features clear lines of inspiration from famed artist HR Giger, and features some of the same unsettling imagery that forms part of the art from films such as: B. are extraterrestrialin which biological and mechanical elements seem to merge.
The new trailer continues to embrace those elements, with more than a little bit of body horror thrown in for good measure. The video shows numerous instances of severed human appendages attached to strange, non-human machines and creatures. And the protagonist seems terribly mangled in the brief glimpses we get of his arms and other body parts.
Ebb has stated in the past that Scorn is aiming for a cohesive “animated” world where players are thrown in at the deep end when they arrive and have to try to make sense of what’s even happening in the rooms they’re exploring. Environments are meant to be maze-like and individual regions are open and explorable but connected to other distinct spaces.
The developers also emphasize the game’s focus on full-body awareness. Rather than just having items float in the world and have magic pick them up, each object is a real thing that your character has to lift or move with their own hands, hopefully leading to a greater sense of immersion. And given the subject, probably a greater sense of unease.
While the environment and creature design is certainly impressive, I still have a number of questions about the nature of the gameplay in the project. I’m excited to learn more about the nature of the puzzles and characters that are part of the surreal game world, but even this latest trailer doesn’t shed much light.
Scorn is on its way to Xbox Game Pass, but will be more widely available on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC, and the cloud when it releases on October 21, 2022.
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