The game was recently announced as a trailer during the latest episode of Xbox Inside. This was intended to be representative of the new Xbox Series X’s capabilities. However, according to the developers, it wasn’t even running on an Xbox, but a PC graphics card instead.
The Scorn demo ran on an AMD Ryzen processor with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. Ljubomir Peklar, the game director at Ebb Software shared some technical details about the game but clarified that the trailer ran on a PC instead of the console it was meant to be showcasing.
Peklar explained that this footage shows what the studio expects Scorn to look like on a new Xbox but demonstrated via a PC. He said that the PC tech used provides 4K, 60 FPS gameplay which is “simply a necessity” for PC players.
"Now, this is a tricky question as for some reason a lot of people feel that it should be quite easy to get 4K 60FPS on the PC even with this graphical fidelity, and that really isn't the case. For the showcase, we used 2080Ti and a Ryzen processor just because there was no reason not to use it.”
“When a game runs at 30 fps you start losing the established details once the camera starts moving,” he added. He did however mention that a 2080 Ti wasn’t necessary to run this game and it could run on a 2070 Super too. “A 2070 Super with a mixture of settings is adequate to run the game at 4K 60FPS."
Outdated System Requirements
Scorn will also launch on PC eventually, but there is no word on a release date. However, based on Peklar’s comments, this means that the PC system requirements listed for Scorn on Steam must be out of date. The Steam listing puts the requirements at a GTX 970 or R9 290 as recommended.
Of course, it’s worth bearing in mind that this game has been in development for the past 6 years. It was originally funded by Kickstarter campaigns before Microsoft picked it up as an Xbox Series X exclusive title. So, it’s entirely possible that the listing is simply out of date and things have changed. But overall, it’s not a great first impression of either Scorn or the Xbox Series X gameplay.
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