Scorn screenshot of a giant, robotic heart

[Update]: Scorn has now finally arrived, though I'm afraid it has done so alongside some rather harsh criticism.

After spending quite a few years in development, the H.R. Giger inspired horror-adventure Scorn is now slowly getting ready for prime time. You can expect to see it arrive for PC and Xbox in October 2022, most likely around Halloween as that tends to be the best time to get people excited to try a brand new horror game.

Since atmosphere is by far the most important thing for these types of game, allow me to stop yapping and instead share with you one of the lengthier gameplay previews. It's a bit unpolished and outdated at this point since it's over a year old, but it should still give you a pretty good impression of just what Scorn is trying to achieve. Have a gander:

While I absolutely love the visual style, I must admit I'm always a bit leery of any atmosphere-focused horror game that hands the player high-powered weaponry. After all, having to struggle against nightmarish amalgamations in tight corridors is a terrifying prospect, but all of that tension quickly fades away when you can just throw a grenade in their face and watch them bounce off the walls. So for everyone's sake, here's to hoping Scorn will manage to strike a nice balance between horror and action.

Whatever the case may be, I'll make sure to let you know once Scorn is closer to launch. Until then, you can read a little bit more about it and its development journey over at Steam. Enjoy