Xbox console-exclusive horror game Scorn is set to release again this year

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Scorn is a highly anticipated game for horror fans, having been in development for years, but the studio assures fans that it’s on track for 2022.

There has been a lot of horror talk in the gaming world lately. With rumors of a Silent Hill 2 remake in preparation by The way developer Bloober Team, along with a number of other entries in the dormant psychological horror series, it feels like an unusual time of year to be knee-deep in genre discussions. However, there are other horror topics currently on the vine, such as the planned indie title Contempt by Ebb Software is reportedly still on track for release this year.

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In response to a user on Twitter, the manager Contempt account said the game is still set to make its scheduled October 2022 launch. Ebb originally made the announcement in 2014, so it’s been in development for several years at this point. It was considered one of the most anticipated horror games of 2021, up there with the likes of Back 4 Blood, Dying Light 2and Resident Evil Village. This little response on Twitter should give fans hope that the studio can meet its deadline, especially since October is prime time for horror releases.

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After such a long period of development, Ebb Software was originally supposed to release the game in August 2021. However, Contempt has been pushed back to 2022, adding at least another year for fans to wait. By this time, many members of the community were getting impatient. Teaser images had been doing the rounds, whetting people’s appetites. There was some controversy after the delay was announced, with the studio posting a “hostile” message on its Kickstarter page stating that anyone unhappy with the delay could request a refund of their funds, adding that it was “only a game”.


Shortly after, Ebb Software apologized for the explosion targeting the Contempt community. The company’s creative director, Ljubomir Peklar, released a follow-up statement saying he accepted responsibility for the “explosion”.

For those who are unaware, Contempt is a chilling psychological horror game that draws heavily on the work of HR Giger and Polish artist Zdzisław Beksiński. A number of teasers have been dripped throughout its development, with a recent clip uploaded to Twitter shortly after the Xbox and Bethesda presentation suggesting more will be seen during the event. In any case, fans hope that Contempt will finally see the light of day, after being worked on for so long.


Contempt is scheduled for October 2022 and is currently in development for PC and Xbox Series X/S.

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