Scorn Developer Says CPU Biggest Leap For Next Gen

Scorn Xbox Series X release cover

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Scorn Developer Says CPU Biggest Leap For Next Gen

May 15, 2020

By: Robert N. Adams

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Developer
Ebb Software
Publisher
Ebb Software
Platforms
PC, Xbox Series X|S
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The Scorn Xbox Series X release announcement was one of the more intriguing reveals in the most recent episode of Inside Xbox, but it barely touched about the ambitions of Ebb Software. Believe it or not, they're aiming to have Scorn on the Xbox Series X look just as good as it does on the PC — and with performance to match.

"[A Scorn Xbox Series X release] was about bringing it in line with the PC version", Game Director Ljubomir Peklar told IGN. "We don't want to make any compromises and Series X certainly enables us to do just that."

The next generation of gaming consoles is going to have some substantial improvements in hardware. These hardware upgrades are the core reason why Scorn can work on the Xbox Series X, but not necessarily on the Xbox One.

"The most important [improvement] is [the] elimination of the CPU bottleneck that exists in the current-gen consoles and much faster loading of assets thanks to the SSD," Peklar continued. "It's all about responsiveness and not having to wait [for] things."

 
 

The jump in raw processing power alone makes the ambitious Score Xbox Series X release a possibility. While the Xbox One X has a 2.3 GHz 8-core AMD APU, the Xbox Series X will have a 3.8GHz 8-core AMD CPU. That's a pretty hefty boost in power.

Scorn Xbox Series X release slice

Will There Be a Scorn PS5 Release?

A more powerful CPU and the inclusion of SSDs (finally!) are most welcome improvements to the Xbox Series X. However, both the Xbox Series X and PS5 are pretty close to one another in terms of specs. One thing that wasn't entirely made clear in the interview with Ljubomir Peklar is whether or not Scorn would be coming to the PlayStation 5.

Rather than any specific denial, Peklar told IGN that he was unable to discuss that information. Considering that this game was recently highlighted in an episode of Inside Xbox, it would be impolite to mention the competition so soon, and probably in violation of a marketing agreement.

We do, however, know that a PC release is on the way. You can add this creepy-as-hell game to your wishlist on Steam.

Do you think Scorn will be able to live up to its ambitions of making a high-quality game on next-gen consoles? What do you think of its overall aesthetic? Let us know in the comments below!

 
 

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!

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