Scorn developers, Ebb Software, have announced that Scorn Part 1 of 2: Dasein has been shelved-but-not-really. The game was slated for release in October 2018 but now it's been postponed in order to be released with both parts from get go.
According to the official statement from Ebb Software, they have struck a good deal with an investment fund that is rather hands off when it comes to their creative process.
This deal has put the developers in a good news / bad news situation where the good news is that they will have better means of developing a high quality product, that will not be separated in two parts.
The bad news is in the title - Scorn Part 1 of 2: Daesin will not be released this year. Fans who have been hungering to get their hands on the game will likely find themselves disillusioned but it may be worth the wait. As Ebb Software pointed out, the upside is that players won't get stuck with a cliffhanger half way through the story.
Those who are not satisfied with a promise of no cliffhangers may find some consolation in the fact that all backers, from both Kickstarter and Brightlocker, will receive the full game once it's released, as opposed to just getting the first part as they expected.
Depending on the tier they pledged for, the backers will get full soundtrack and art book, regardless of which part they were meant for, as Scorn will now be just one unified game. Ebb Software are still aware that this may not be what backers signed up for, so they are offering for anyone who wants them during the development period.
Fans can get refunds to the same credit card they pledged with, provided it's not expired. If it has expired, they will need to provide a PayPal account where they can take the transaction, as these are the rules set by Kickstarter. While the situation is not ideal, it's definitely heartwarming to see Ebb Software are not pulling a Chris Roberts on their fans, opting out to be fair to them instead.