New Scorn Gameplay Shows Off Its Disgusting Weapons (VIDEO)
Having been in the works for over 7 years at this point, Ebb Software’s grotesque survival horror title Scorn is now stepping toward a tangible release date in October 2022, aptly arriving in time for the Halloween season. Steeped in the unsettling biomechanical art style made famous by late Alien series artist H.R. Giger, the deliberately disgusting adventure has spent the last few months showing off various aspects of its design, with the latest delving into the wonderful world of weapons.
As Scorn aims to meld the imagery of man and machine in seemingly the grossest ways imaginable, the game’s weapons also keep this idea in mind, often appearing as stomach-churning as the things players are hunting. A recent blog post from Ebb titled ‘The Pulse Monthly’ highlights this shooter mechanic, while also downplaying its importance to the overall gameplay. In essence, the developer suggests the title’s organic weapons are less about shooty-shooty reasons and more of an “optional tool” to “engage with the world around you.”
That being said, Scorn features a number of recognizable gun types – pistol, shotgun, and grenade launcher – with players encouraged to use sparingly due to the game’s limited availability of ammo. Referring to an unnamed melee weapon, a large amorphous object is described as “perhaps the most important” tool of all. In addition to allowing one to bash the brains of any approaching monsters, the melee weapon is also said to double as a “tool to interact with various mechanisms” in the game.
As of now, Ebb mentioned Scorn is nearing the tail end of development, with the team currently focusing on finalizing animation and VFX as well as squashing any and all bugs before its release on PC and Xbox Series X this October. As for when fans may be able to see the game next, there’s certainly a strong possibility of a presence at the big Xbox & Bethesda Showcase, which aims to cover a “diverse lineup of games coming soon to the Xbox ecosystem” on Sunday, June 12th.
What do you think? Are you loving all the maggot-gagging detail being brought to Scorn, or are you simply hoping for some updated gameplay to be shown sometime soon? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day!
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