When it comes to the best games of 2018, most of the releases that made the list were expected additions, but one of the true gems and surprise inclusions was Subnautica. The game developed by Unknown Worlds was an incredible success and a deserved winner of the Golden Joystick Award. The developers, however, weren’t basking in glory (too much), but they worked hard to produce fresh great content.
A standalone expansion to Subnautica called Below Zero is currently in development and the studio confirmed that it will officially enter Early Access on January 30th. The news comes several months after the game’s announcement in August. The developers describe the add-on as an extra chapter in the story of Subnautica.
One of the most intriguing things about the plotline is that it will be set in a distant planet called 4546B. Although the game will still focus on underwater exploration, Below Zero is looking for innovative and unique additions to the playing experience. According to the developers, they carefully listened to what the community had to say and implemented many of their suggestions.
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You can check out the listing of Below Zero on Steam, but this will not be the only platform that will distribute the game. It will also be featured on Epic Store and Discord. The creators indicate that we should expect about two hours of fun with the expansion while it is in the Early Access phase.
“The players will have the chance to enjoy surroundings that are incredibly detailed, and the voice actors also did its job. While playing, you should expect bugs, but in most cases, they won’t be that big to disrupt the gameplay and your overall experience,” revealed the company.
Unknown Worlds also mentioned that the initial build of Subnautica: Below Zero will not have the expected frame rate. According to them, it will be far from what is expected in the final version. The reason why you should consider acquiring it while still in Early Access is the price. At the moment, you can purchase the expansion for $19.99, but the cost will increase by approximately 25% once the full version hits the digital shelves.
The final 1.0 version should be simultaneously released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, although the studio admitted that there may be a delay for console releases.