Subnautica appeared on Steam in December 2014 and it ticked a lot of boxes for many players. Aliens, survival, massive underwater areas and more make Subnautica a survival game that is different enough from its peers that it stood out. The game is finally hitting version 1.0 on January 23.
The launch will have a live-streamed event from an aquarium in Monterey Bay. Unknown Worlds will debut the games’ cinematic trailer, chat with the developers and show off some real sea life before hitting the “Big Red Launch Button”.
Subnautica is easily one of my most played early access titles and each time I saw a new patch arrive I got excited to go back and see how the game had improved and what had been added. Plumbing the depths of the ocean and learning how to survive in a world that seems to be covered by water is a rewarding experience as you manage hunger, thirst and your oxygen supply and the maximum depth you can safely operate at. It hasn’t helped my fear of jumping into the ocean where it is miles deep because you should see the monsters that are lurking in there.