Subnautica: Below Zero:
Subnautica: Below Zero is an open world survival action-adventure video game developed and published by Unknown Worlds Entertainment. It is the sequel to Subnautica, which was released in January 2018.
Like Subnautica, Subnautica: Below Zero is a survival adventure game set in an open world environment and played from a first-person perspective. The players goal, as a researcher who is studying the local environment, is to explore and survive whilst also completing objectives to advance the game's plot.
Early Access Trailer:
Watch the official Subnautica: Below Zero Early Access Trailer below:
Below Zero is not finished:
This frozen underwater adventure is a work in progress. As we did with Subnautica, we are building Below Zero out in the open. With your help, we will craft a worthy follow up to the original game.
Below Zero is full of bugs, runs poorly, and includes only a small portion of our planned features. It's also a game we're excited about. If you join us, we think you might enjoy this journey through Early Access.
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After two years in early access, Subnautica: Below Zero is getting a full release on Steam and Epic Games on May 14th 2021.
Like its predecessor, the 2018 game Subnautica, Below Zero is a deep-sea survival sandbox experience on the Planet 4546B. The new game takes place a full year after the original game's events, building on its story.
“Subnautica: Below Zero has grown and evolved based on community feedback in Early Access and we’re excited to finally launch the full-blown sequel to Subnautica,” says Ted Gill, President of Unknown Worlds. “After two years of implementing player feedback and adding new features and content, we’re excited to welcome players back to the depths of Planet 4546B to find an all new experience on PC and console.”
The early access build has been received pretty well by players over the last couple years, currently holding a 'Very Positive' rating on Steam. Phillipa gave Below Zero a go back when it first launched in early access, and said that while it was "a little rough around the edges," it was still a very enjoyable Subnautica experience.
This new location is considerably icier and chillier than Subnautica players will have encountered before, bringing its own unique biomes, creatures, and other surprises. There's a look at Below Zero's action in the trailer above, but be warned it's awash with spoilers.
Unknown Worlds has confirmed Subnautica: Below Zero's console editions will be available both digitally and physically when they launch alongside the PC version on 14th May.
Significant land-based exploration:
The game primarily takes place underwater, but unlike its predecessor, there are significant land-based areas to explore in the north of the game's world. There are more explorable structures to find both above ground and underwater which serve both as key locations for the story, but also for blueprints that the player can find for crafting. There is a day-night cycle which affects visibility and dynamic weather which further affects visibility, such as wind, snow, fog, and hail. In addition, the game introduces new gadgets like the Flashlight Helmet, the Mineral Detector, and the Booster Tank.
Subnautica: Below Zero takes place after it's predecessor:
If you've not been keeping up with developments, Subnautica: Below Zero takes place after the first game and challenges players, cast in a new role, to survive on a previously unseen part of ocean planet 4546B - through familiar systems of building, crafting, and exploration.