Unknown Worlds will reveal a new turn-based strategy IP at Gamescom 2022

Unknown Worlds is the studio behind the Subnautica games.


We're going to have our next big video game showcase two weeks from now. Gamescom 2022 will see Microsoft and Ubisoft, among several others, make their appearance at this year's first large in-person gaming exhibition. According to Krafton, Unknown Worlds will be at Gamescom 2022 to present a completely different IP after confirming Subnautica 3 earlier this year.

It'll be interesting to see what Unknown Worlds will come up with after working on the Subnautica games exclusively for the past few years.

According to Opening Night Live host, Geoff Keighley, Unknown Worlds' "new sci-fi IP" will join the Gamescom 2022 live showcase. In addition to the game itself, the game's director, Charlie Cleveland, who was also behind both Subnautica games, will be on stage to introduce the unannounced project and show "lots of gameplay."

Regardless of how it ends up being, a sci-fi turn-based strategy game is a stark departure from the Subnautica games.

From this, we can tell two things: Subnautica 3 is still ways away and Unknown Worlds' new IP isn't.

Since Keighley confirmed that Unknown Worlds is ready to show gameplay footage in a few weeks, the game's launch could happen in the next year. PCGamer points out that Krafton intends to launch the title as an early access game later this year, which means that a full release isn't too far off.

If nothing else, the release of this turn-based sci-fi strategy game could fill in for the void left by the delay of Starfield and Marvel's Midnight Suns.

Gamescom is one of the most popular annual gaming events, not unlike E3 and Summer Games Fest. The August extravaganza features several developers showcasing their current and upcoming games with Geoff Keighley hosting the opening night. The host confirmed that Gamescom 2022 will kick off with a two-hour live show featuring 30+ games, which we assume will include the new Unknown Worlds project.

Make sure that you tune into the start of Gamescom 2022 on August 23 at 2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT / 7:00 PM BST.

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