2021 was the year of postponements, and among others, Scorn, the survival horror released on PC and Xbox Series X / S, has been postponed to a later date. The message from the developers addressed to all the fans who had decided to finance the project, however, was more “educational” than an apology, and the controversy that has arisen in the last few hours has forced Ebb Software CEO Ljubomir Peklar to apologize to the users.
Yesterday, Ebb Software published a long message on Kickstarter, explaining why the game was postponed to 2022. In the release, the developers made parallels with Cyberpunk 2077, stating that it takes time to create the game and that Microsoft is not putting any pressure on the study. A part of the message, however, has impatient the fans, or the final paragraph, which reads: “In conclusion we give you some advice: if the lack of communication bores you so much, ask for a refund and put a stone on it. It’s just a game . You can always play it when it comes out. “
The lack of communication to the project’s financiers, plus the aggressive tone of the developers, convinced many users to ask for a refund, and a few hours ago, the Game Director of the game, Ljubomir Peklar, intervened with an apology message:
“I take full responsibility for the message posted on Kickstarter yesterday. I hastily read the message and approved it, but rereading it I noticed that the hostile tone in which it was written is not the way in which we will have to address those who are financing us . We may also be tired, confused and frustrated at our own ineptitude, but that is not a valid reason to blame you. For that I apologize. I will do my best not to make that happen again. “
Scorn will be officially postponed on December 10, 2021, but another update for backers will be posted before the announcement. The game will be released on PC and Xbox Series X / S in 2022.