Somerville finally has one release date: announced suddenly through a short teaser trailer, the game’s arrival date is November 15, 2022 on PC, Xbox Series X | S and Xbox One, with a day one release on Xbox Game Pass.
This is a definite date close, also unexpectedly considering that relatively little has been seen of the game and communications have always been very nebulous and fragmented. After a very long development period, the Jumpship team had reported the desire to release the title by the end of 2022, but given the scarce information, there was a fear of a possible postponement.
Obviously there is no such risk: Somerville will arrive on PC and Xbox on November 15, 2022, which is also the same launch day as Pentiment, so it will be marked with a red circle on the calendar for all subscribers to Xbox Game Pass.
Somerville is an action adventure that looks similar, in style and atmosphere, to PlayDead titles such as Limbo and Inside, not for nothing coming from the same author of the latter: Dino Patti, who was co-founder of the aforementioned team.
The game tells the story of a family in a dystopian world that has suffered a massive alien invasion. To get to know him better, we refer you to our preview of Somerville in which we have condensed all the information received up to that moment, as well as considerations and speculations on the contents of the game, which presents itself as one of the most interesting indies of this period and beyond.