Ljubomir Peklar, EbbSoftware CEO and creative director of Scorn, has issued a public apology following an antagonistic update about the game’s delay.
In the apology issued directly to Kickstarer backers, Peklar addressed the update and took full responsibility for its “hostile” tone, stating that he had “quickly and haphazardly read through the draft of the update” before approving it.
Reading through again it was clear that the hostile tone it was written in should not be how we should express ideas or plans to people that help us out. We may be tired, confused and frustrated at our own ineptitude, but there is no reason to lash out at you. For that I personally apologise. I will do my best for this kind of outburst not to happen again.Ljubomir Peklar
Many found the original statement was needlessly aggressive and painted backers as entitled for their hype and expectations. Some standout remarks particularly upset supporters:
It’s a strange thing, if some didn’t know the game existed they would enjoy the 6 months of marketing and then the game, but now the very knowledge of its existence feels unbearable to them. Even if it turns out to be a great game they simply won’t be able to enjoy it because my god they knew about it for so long.EbbSoftware
A bit of friendly advice: If lack of communication is so bothersome just ask for a refund and be done with it. It’s just a game. You can play it when it’s out if you are still interested.EbbSoftware
The post even took bad taste jabs at the infamously delayed and problematic Cyberpunk 2077:
Cyberpunk 2077 should’ve been delayed for a year, but the hype and the pressure from shareholders were more important. Maybe if they didn’t push their developers to create marketing content they could’ve put more time into fixing the game.EbbSoftware
Scorn is an upcoming survival horror title initially set to release on Xbox Series consoles and PC this year. Its new release window is 2022.