Contempt has been listed as an upcoming release for years now, but it’s finally seeing a proper release window, and gamers couldn’t be happier. As an Xbox Series X console exclusive | S, as well as a Game Pass Day One release, this game looks like a wonderful technical showcase and a powerful cure for the woes wrought by recent Xbox gaming delays, namely Starfield.
What is contempt?
Scorn has been an exciting prospect for horror fans due to its use of HR Giger-inspired visuals and first-person shooter/atmospheric horror title featuring grotesque flesh-based weapons as if straight out of Cronenberg’s eXistenZ movie. You play as a skinless humanoid navigating a mysterious planet, though your goals are unknown. Little is known about the plot, but the setting and features seem smartly implemented and fresh. In a genre that is seeing several high-profile remakes of critically acclaimed titles like Resident Evil 4 and Dead Space, it’s great to see new IPs as well, especially skin-crawling ones, leaning more on tension and discomfort rather than jump scares or excessive blood.
It seems like a much more promising experience than how things have gone for other new games in recent years, namely Agony. The result is a tense, slow burn of the glimpses we’ve seen, into a dark sci-fi realm full of terrors and unnatural corridors seemingly composed of metal, muscle tissue, bone and viscera. All hail the new flesh.
Why is Scorn likely to be featured at the Xbox Games Showcase?
Keep your eyes open 👀
— Scorn (@scorn_game) June 3, 2022
In addition to recent news that the storefront is being expanded, adding more content on June 14 on top of its original June 12 date, there has finally been some recent developer activity. EBB software as well as comments on a post window for October 2022. The company posted more gameplay on Twitter, alleviating fan fears about whether or not the studio was inactive, and more importantly, posted a cryptic tweet suggesting an announcement or more footage on the horizon. But indeed, they are working hard and are just as excited as we are to see the game hit shelves and the digital market.
Contempt set to release in October 2022 for Xbox Series X | S and PC, so be sure to tune in to the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase on June 12 and 14, for the latest announcements for all things Xbox.