Somerville, studio Jumpship’s debut game that was revealed more than five years ago, will arrive next month, the developer announced Thursday. The imminent release of the game on Xbox platforms and Windows PC is something of a surprise – although it was scheduled for 2022 – hence the last we’ve heard of Somerville came over 10 months ago, in the form of the game’s fourth trailer. (The game’s development blog also hasn’t been updated since 2018.)
Jumpship describes Somerville as a science fiction adventure “grounded in the intimate aftermath of a large-scale conflict.” Players will explore a dangerous terrain to uncover the mystery of an alien life force that has come to Earth and reunite their family. But much of the game remains a mystery, and seems all the better for it.
Somerville drew comparisons to games like Limbo and Inside, Probably because the co-founder and former CEO of the developer behind those games, Dino Patti, is executive producing the new game. But animator Chris Olsen is the creative force behind it Somervilleand as Jumpship co-founder and writer/director of the game.
Somerville will be available through Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass subscription services starting November 15. The PC version will also be sold through the Epic Games Store and Steam.
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