Because the individual accountable for the inventive route of Subnautica: Below Zero, I’ve spent plenty of time attempting to grasp what makes the extremely esteemed unique, Subnautica, tick. Under Zero has been constructed on prime of a recreation that many know and love, however we’re not seeking to play the identical precise track every time. Under Zero should replicate the values that made Subnautica nice, whereas additionally giving gamers one thing new and totally different.
Subnautica is many issues to many individuals. If I needed to describe it in a sentence, I’d say it’s an open world, underwater, sci-fi, base constructing, survival-adventure recreation with a touch of primal terror. That doesn’t precisely roll off the tongue…
So, what’s totally different about Subnautica? What units it aside from different survival video games, and the way will we strategy design and improvement to make one thing particular and distinctive?
For me, at its core, Subnautica is a recreation about exploration and discovery. Our philosophy is that the expertise is at its finest after we belief gamers to find this huge alien world – and its many secrets and techniques and surprises – on their very own.
It’s our perception that the joys of discovery, encountering an odd lifeform on the backside of the ocean, awakening an historic alien intelligence, wandering into an excellent and sudden underwater cavern, is a lot richer when gamers are driving the expertise ahead themselves.
This filters into how we strategy design. Our philosophy is to all the time attempt to recommend route, quite than supply it up explicitly. One of many first issues gamers discover is that Subnautica doesn’t have missions or aims. We don’t inform you that you just’re 47% (or 110%) by the sport. You will discover a map of the world, however we don’t present you your place, and even your orientation (till you construct a compass) And what good is a 2D map underwater, anyway?
It’s as much as you to search out your manner by the world, discovering new methods to outlive and discover as you get deeper and additional into this planet alone… or so that you may assume.
In Under Zero, you play as xenobiologist Robin Ayou, who arrives on 4546B at nice private danger to attempt to discover solutions about her sister, who died below mysterious circumstances throughout a earlier mission in Sector Zero.
Naturally, this quest for understanding doesn’t go fairly the way in which you may assume and encounters with different lifeforms will take you in lots of sudden instructions. We’ve taken nice pains to design a story for gamers to uncover. We give some early hints to get the ball rolling, however then you definately’re left to your personal gadgets, trying to find clues scattered all through this huge world’s deep underwater biomes and the far reaches of its icy tundra.
In Under Zero, it’s as much as you to comply with the dramatic threads and due to that, gamers can discover at their very own tempo. Maybe you simply need to construct an underwater palace down within the Deep Lily Pads, the place you’ll be able to replicate on all of the alien magnificence whereas customizing your Seatruck. You are able to do so, with out stress, in Inventive Mode. Or, if you happen to actually need to elevate the stakes, Hardcore Mode will make sure you don’t get too informal while swimming among the many alien fishes.
Subnautica: Below Zero might be out there on Might 14 for Xbox One and Xbox Collection X|S. The unique Subnautica can also be out there as an Optimized for Xbox Collection X|S title alongside the discharge of Under Zero, and house owners of the unique (digital or bodily) can improve the improved model totally free due to Good Supply.
Subnautica: Under Zero
Return to Planet 4546B
Submerge your self in an all-new, sub-zero expedition in an arctic area of Planet 4546B. Arriving with little greater than your wits and a few survival tools, you got down to examine what occurred to your sister…
Uncover the Reality
Alterra left in a rush after a mysterious incident. Deserted analysis stations dot the area. What occurred to the scientists who lived and labored right here? Logs, objects, and databanks scattered among the many particles paint a brand new image of the incident. With restricted assets, you will need to improvise to outlive by yourself.
Uncover Uncharted Biomes
Swim beneath the blue-lit, arching expanses of Twisty Bridges. Change into mesmerized by the glittering, mammoth crystals of the Crystal Caverns. Clamber up snow coated peaks and enterprise into the icy caves of Glacial Basin. Maneuver between erupting Thermal Vents to find historic alien artifacts. Under Zero presents totally new environments so that you can survive, research, and discover.
Assemble Habitats and Automobiles
Survive the tough local weather by setting up in depth habitats, scavenging for assets, and crafting tools. Blast throughout the snowy tundra on a Snowfox hoverbike. Cruise by enchanting and threatening biomes in your modular Seatruck.
Analysis Alien Lifeforms
One thing undiscovered lurks round each nook. Swim by the large Titan Holefish, encounter the haunting Shadow Leviathan, and go to the cute Pengwings. Preserve your wits about you. Not all creatures on this unusual world are pleasant.
Survive the Chilly Temperatures
Bounce in, the water’s heat. The beneath zero temperatures of this arctic area pose a brand new risk. New climate situations blanket above-ground habitats. Craft a toasty chilly swimsuit, sip on piping scorching espresso, and heat up subsequent to Thermal Lilies to stave off the chilliness.
An Ocean of Intrigue
What actually occurred to your sister? Who had been the aliens who got here right here earlier than? Why had been they on this planet? Can we discover solace from grief in reality? Under Zero extends the story of the Subnautica universe, diving deep into the thriller launched within the unique recreation.