Descend into the depths of an alien underwater world filled with wonder and peril. Craft equipment, pilot submarines and out-smart wildlife to explore lush coral reefs, volcanoes, cave systems, and more - all while trying to survive.
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Release Date:
Jan 23, 2018

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January 24

Launch Trailer



Subnautica has emerged from Early Access to launch on Steam. To celebrate, we have released a Cinematic Trailer that offers a glimpse of events on Planet 4546B before the crash of the Aurora starship.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz2SNm8VguE

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Thank you, and we hope you are enjoying the dive!

- Unknown Worlds
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December 7, 2017

Eye Candy Update



Get those eyeballs ready, Subnautica has received a massive graphics overhaul. This is the Eye Candy Update: Subnautica has never looked so good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPMi0Zqfqow

A host of new graphics options are available in the main menu:

  • Chromatic aberration
  • Bloom
  • Lens artefacts
  • Dithering
  • Motion blur
  • Colour grading
  • Depth of field

All together, these options revolutionise the way Subnautica looks. You can mix and match all the options, and adjust their intensity, to find a look that you like best.



Eye Candy isn’t just a pretty face. This update contains a disgusting quantity of bug fixes – Over 250 at last count. In particular, we think we have solved the perennial and infamous drifting lifepod problem.



Miners among you will be happy to hear that your life just go easier. When piloting the prawn, drilled resources will automatically be placed into your inventory.



One big graphics improvement is actually a bug-fix in disguise. Sun-shafts are now properly hidden by shadows. This used to be a big problem inside bases, particularly ones with long corridors.



Eye Candy is not just candy for your eyes: Your ears are also in for a treat. Abandoned bases now feature voice-overs from new voice actors. Have a listen, and learn about what happened to this underwater world.



Speaking of bases, the Scanner Room user-interface has received some serious TLC. It is much easier to use, and more powerful, and won’t show items that have been picked up.



Who likes stargazing? We do! Problem: When stars shine through planets, stargazing becomes weird. Stargazing in Subnautica is no longer weird: We’ve fixed up a bug that caused stars to shine through orbiting bodies and clouds.



The dive-reel has always been a little bit of an oddball item. The intention is to, like a real dive reel, lay a trail that a diver can use to retrace their path out of a confined space. Unfortunately, the reel hasn’t worked so well in practice. So we’ve replaced the cord with breadcrumbs of light. We’re still working on the final effects, but the gameplay change is here now.



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About This Game

Subnautica is an underwater adventure game set on an alien ocean planet. A massive, open world full of wonder and peril awaits you!

Dive Into a Vast Underwater World




You have crash-landed on 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.

Scavenge, Craft, and Survive




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.

Construct Underwater Habitats




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.

Unravel the Mystery




What happened to this planet? Signs abound that something is not right. What caused you to crash? What is infecting the sea life? Who built the mysterious structures scattered around the ocean? Can you find a way to make it off the planet alive?

Disrupt the Food Chain




The ocean teems with life: Use the ecosystem to help you. Lure and distract a threatening creature with a fresh fish, or simply swim as fast as you can to avoid gnashing jaws of roaming predators.

Handle the Pressure




Build a Pressure Re-Active Waterproof Nanosuit, or PRAWN Suit, and explore extreme depth and heat. Modify the suit with mining drills, torpedo launchers, propulsion cannons, grappling hooks and more.

Fear the Night




As the sun goes down, the predators come out. The ocean is unforgiving of those caught unprepared in the darkness. Areas that are safe to explore during the day become treacherous at night, but also reveal a beauty that those who hide from the darkness will never see.

Dive Below the Ocean Floor




Cave systems wind below the sea bed, from dark claustrophobic passages to caverns lit by bio-luminescent life and burning-hot lava flows. Explore the world below the ocean floor, but watch your oxygen levels, and take care to avoid the threats lurking in the darkness.

Open Development




Get weekly or daily updates, see what the development team is working on, view real time change logs, and give feedback from inside the game. Subnautica Early Access development is open, and the development team wants to hear from you.

About the Development Team




Subnautica is being created by Unknown Worlds, a small studio founded by Charlie Cleveland and Max McGuire that traces its roots back to the 2003 Half-Life mod Natural Selection. The team is scattered around the globe, from the United States to the United Kingdom, France, the Czech Republic, Russia, Thailand, Australia, and many more places. There is a central office in San Francisco, California that serves as home base for the whole team.


System Requirements

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Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows Vista SP2 or newer, 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Haswell 2 cores / 4 threads @ 2.5Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4600 or equivalent - This includes most GPUs scoring greater than 950 points in the 3DMark Fire Strike benchmark
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Subnautica is an Early Access game, and minimum specifications may change during development
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows Vista SP2 or newer, 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Haswell 4 cores / 4 threads @ 3.2Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 550 Ti or equivalent, 2GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Subnautica is an Early Access game, and recommended specifications may change during development.
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: OS X 10.9 Mavericks
    • Processor: Intel Haswell 2 cores / 4 threads @ 2.5Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4600 or equivalent
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Subnautica is an Early Access game, and minimum specifications may change during development
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: OS X 10.9 Mavericks
    • Processor: Intel Haswell 4 cores / 4 threads @ 3.2Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 550 Ti or equivalent, 2GB VRAM
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Subnautica is an Early Access game, and recommended specifications may change during development.
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