Scorn has been a bit of a mystery for some time, but now we have 13 minutes of gameplay shown in 4K while running on an Xbox Series X.
The first-person horror game shows off what it’s like for both combat and puzzle-solving, which as of now, is simple. The weapon the protagonist is holding has organic elements to it (you will see what we mean in the video below). He swaps out the barrel to turn it into a closer ranged weapon and a key to unlock certain paths. We see various kinds of ways the gun cans shoot, like a shotgun blast or semi-auto shots. One ammo type we got to see was a grenade launcher, but beware, it will hurt you if you are standing too close; shoot with caution.
The creatures, so far from the presentation, die quickly from one to three shots. The monsters move slow and attack slowly as the player walks away to put some distance between the two, but we still see him take some damage as one worm-like entity spits out acid. We are unsure how many enemy varieties will be in the final game or if you can even run. They match the style that H.R. Giger delivers in the Alien film franchise, meaning we get a whole lot of tentacles and gross biomechanical machines. The developers also take inspiration from surrealist artist Zdzisław Beksiński.
The footage ends with an ominous note but gives enough to get a better understanding of this experience, minus any plot details which we are still in the dark on. It has Alien and Doom‘s aesthetic, without the speed and kind of intensity the latter delivers.
Ebb Software announced Scorn back in 2016. It was meant as a PC exclusive, but the next-gen power opens that possibility up, making it widen its range of available platforms.
What do you think about the Scorn gameplay and how it looked on the Xbox Series X? Let us know all of your thoughts in the comments; just take a shower after watching this video.