Subnautica Sequel Surfaces Unexpectedly, More Information Later This Year | Push Square
12.02.2024 - 23:49
A sequel to spooky crafting sim Subnautica has surfaced unexpectedly and looks set to begin preparatory test dives in the future. That's according to a recent earnings report from publisher Krafton, which developer Unknown Worlds Entertainment later clarified.
GameWatcher initially reported that the sequel would be out in 2024, citing information provided in Krafton's 2023 financial earnings report, but clarifying information from the developer has since been published. GameWatcher maintains that the document viewed placed the sequel in a 2024 release window, which Unknown Worlds disputes, and said more information would be coming later this year.
Whatever the case, some light was shed on the direction of the next game (which was not officially named). In addition to a dedicated and atmospheric single-player mode, four-player co-op sessions will be possible and entirely optional. It will not be a service game, with no season passes, battle passes, or subscription, likely launching in Early Access like the original.
Did you play the original Subnautica or Below Zero, and did you find the experience as terrifying as we did? Would you be interested in diving into a sequel? Let us know in the comments section below.
Khayl Adam is the second best video game journalist Australia has ever produced, and his ambitions of world domination have (thus far) been curbed by the twin siren songs of strategy games and CRPGs. He has always felt an affinity for the noble dachshund, the best kind of dog.
This is gonna make a splash.
Loved the original, excellent survival/crafting game, and a Stardew Valley-level timesink. I need to take a look at the second one, but I heard wasn’t quite as good. I’ll certainly keep and eye on this one.
VR would be amazing for this one
I'll be keeping an eye on this! I'm yet to play Below Zero, but I absolutely loved the first game. It gave me Outer Wild story vibes, just in the ocean instead of space.
Best survival game by several miles. So fun. So bloody terrifying