The drippy, fleshy new trailer for Scorn was some of the first footage we’ve gotten to see that’s meant to be representative of the Xbox Series X – but that in-engine trailer was running on a PC graphics card, the developers have said.
Speaking with WccfTech, Scorn game director Ljubomir Peklar explained that while the footage shows what the studio expects Scorn to look like on the next generation Xbox console, it was running on consumer PC tech – specifically, an RTX 2080ti and an AMD Ryzen processor. That hardware powers a 4K, 60fps gameplay experience. Hitting 60 fps is “simply a necessity” for PC players using a keyboard and mouse, Peklar said, because “when a game runs at 30 fps you start losing the established details once the camera starts moving.”
And what details they are. Scorn looks like an entire gameworld made of quivering tripe and beetle carapaces that was built by an architect working mostly from biology textbooks on the human reproductive system. Everything oozes or drips, translucent membranes cover most surfaces, and smooth bone plating takes the place of clothes.