Subnautica: Below Zero launches today for PC and consoles. The sequel to the underwater survival game is now officially out of early access.
Subnautica: Below Zero is the sequel to the original, which was first released back in 2014. The survival genre has a ton of potential, and its followers will enjoy a wide range of experiences. So many choices, on the other hand, can cause the breakdown of the critical systems that encumber it, resulting in a list of games that, in many ways, repeat ideas to the point of becoming cliche.
A fresh take on the survival genre
It’s essential to know how to stand out. Unknown Worlds Entertainment’s small studio found a way to do so with Subnautica. This game takes us on a classic survival adventure but with a twist: everything takes place underwater on an unknown planet. This premise, along with a slew of visual and juggling flourishes, has made the title well-known among its peers. So, with Subnautica: Below Zero, we have more of this recipe of success.
“As the person responsible for the creative direction of Subnautica: Below Zero, I’ve spent a lot of time trying to understand what makes the highly esteemed original, Subnautica, tick,” says David Kalina, the game’s creative director. “Below Zero has been built on top of a game that many know and love, but we’re not looking to play the same song each time. Below Zero must reflect the values that made Subnautica great, while also giving players something new and different.”
“In Below Zero, it’s up to you to follow the dramatic threads, and because of that, players can explore at their own pace. Perhaps you want to build an underwater palace down in the Deep Lily Pads, where you can reflect on all the alien beauty while customizing your Seatruck. You can do so, without stress, in Creative Mode. Or, if you want to raise the stakes, Hardcore Mode will ensure you don’t get too casual whilst swimming among the alien fishes,” Kalina adds.
Subnautica: Below Zero is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch. The original Subnautica is also available as an Optimized for Xbox Series X|S title alongside the release of Below Zero. Owners of the original (digital or physical) can upgrade the enhanced version for free thanks to Smart Delivery.