Originally released on Steam in prototype form, the Subnautica that was released back then is a world away from what we are now seeing. Building on those humble beginnings and then releasing as an Xbox Game Preview title way back in May of 2016, it’s taken the team at Unknown World some time to get their game to the place it is today – ready for a full release on Xbox One and PS4.
Available right now on Xbox One and PS4, Subnautica is found to be smashing its way out of Game Preview to release as a fully fledged title on console, delivering an underwater adventure like none ever seen before.
Priced up at £23.99, Subnautica takes you under the waves as you head on out into a journey of the unknown, crafting equipment, piloting subs and dodging the weird wildlife found under the waves. Your task is to explore the oceans you find yourself in, collecting resources, crafting gear and building bases in order to ensure you stay alive.
It’s unlike anything you may have played before, thanks mostly to the environment you find yourself in, and even though survival tactics will have been utilised in many a game previously, very few ever allow us the chance to tackle life under the waves.
Our full review is coming very soon, but for now should you wish to give Subnautica a crack – seeing as it is now a proper game and not just a testing base for ideas – then your favoured digital store will provide the goods. We reckon you should hit up the Xbox Store in order to get an insight into life at the bottom of the ocean.
Just be prepared for a wild ride.
You have crash-landed on an alien ocean world, and the only way to go is down. Subnautica’s oceans range from sun drenched shallow coral reefs to treacherous deep-sea trenches, lava fields, and bio-luminescent underwater rivers. Manage your oxygen supply as you explore kelp forests, plateaus, reefs, and winding cave systems. The water teems with life: Some of it helpful, much of it harmful. After crash landing in your Life Pod, the clock is ticking to find water, food, and to develop the equipment you need to explore. Collect resources from the ocean around you. Craft knives, lights, diving gear, and personal water craft. Venture deeper and further form to find rarer resources, allowing you to craft more advanced items. Build bases on the sea floor. Choose layouts and components, and manage hull-integrity as depth and pressure increase. Use your base to store resources, park vehicles, and replenish oxygen supplies as you explore the vast ocean.