Subnautica is an open world survival game in development for Xbox One by Unknown Worlds Entertainment. Subnautica allows the player to explore an aquatic alien planet, by scuba diving and traveling in submersibles, while collecting resources and food to survive. It was originally released on Steam Early Access on December 16, 2014, and is currently in development for Xbox One and the full release is planned for August 2016.
Two days ago, the company behind the game, ‘Unknown Worlds Entertainment’ posted on Twitter saying the game was coming to the Xbox One as part of the Game Preview Program (GPP) and Yesterday we woke up to find it docked at our virtual marinas. Subnautica has landed!
So, what is Subnautica? Well, it’s been called an ‘Underwater Minecraft’ with regards to the way you can farm and gather resources which are then used to build just about everything from the Base that you live in and work from right up to the underwater machines that you can use or ride around on as you explore the world of Subnautica, but it’s here that the similarities end. The graphics are a lot more realistic and an emphasis has been placed on placing you directly in the game world . Some have likened it to another GPP title ‘Ark’ and when you see some of the underwater beasties you encounter on your travels, you’ll understand how some can see this game being in the same genre.
You can keep up with all the latest on this game over at Subnautica and get guides and how to’s, all of which will be invaluable as you unravel exactly what is going on in this intriguing new addition to the GPP family of games on Xbox One. I’m sure that this game will draw quite a crowd from members of the PBSF and will appear on our Roughnecks page over on Facebook.