Ebb Software's Scorn is one of the wildest, most visually impressive horror games of the past few years. Directly inspired by the nightmarishly freaky artwork of H.R. Giger and Zdzisław Beksiński, the game thrusts players into a terrifying world comprised of biomechanical machines, Alien-esque corridors, and more than a few deeply unpleasant creatures. Who are you? Why are you here? Is there any way out? Answering these questions won't be easy, and you just might come away from the experience with a headful of bad dreams.
Scorn arrived towards the end of 2022 and is currently available via XBOX Game Pass and PC via Steam, but today Ebb Software has announced the title's imminent arrival on the PlayStation 5 (that's the launch trailer above). They're really rolling out the red carpet for this one, with a deluxe physical media release, currently available for pre-order via Amazon, which includes a limited edition SteelBook, official digital soundtrack, and a 192-page digital artbook! If you're on XBOX and feeling left out, don't worry - the same deluxe physical version of the game will be made available for the XBOX Series, as well.
From the sound of things, the PS5 version of Scorn is going to be the sharpest of the bunch, given the console's DualSense controller tech. Says Scorn director Ljubomir Peklar:
“From the haptic feedback of the controller which varies depending on the in-game sound and intensity of the situation to the adaptive triggers which make every tool and weapon feel unique. The introduction of these features take Scorn‘s horrors to a whole new level, gripping players in an entirely fresh way.”
Coincidentally enough, this writer has been monkeying around with Scorn recently via XBOX Game Pass, and can confirm that this is one of more original, challenging and altogether gorgeous horror games in recent memory. Scorn doesn't hold your hand or ease you gently into its game world, instead tossing players straight into the deep end and tasking them with figuring out the bizarre "rules" and functionality of its increasingly disturbing environment. There's really nothing quite like it anywhere else on the market; if you're up for the challenge and like your horror esoteric, we really cannot recommend it enough.
Nothing further to report on the PS5/deluxe physical release of Scorn at this time, but do stay tuned for further updates should they roll in.