Subnautica

Another Small Update Released

Posted by Hugh 1 week ago
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It turns out lighting does strike twice! Earlier today, we did something unusual – We updated ‘default’ branch on Steam with a small set of changes. Normally, this stuff stays in Experimental branch and we wait for big new features, such as underwater bases or the Cyclops submarine, to update default.

Only a few hours later, we’ve done it again! This small update stops an awkward bug where players would transition to swimming, rather than walking, while moving around in big bases.¬†Today was an unusual day for Subnautica updates!…

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Small Update Released

Posted by Hugh 2 weeks ago
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Normally we update Subnautica’s experimental branch several times per day, and default branch every few weeks. Experimental branch is a buggy, horrible, experimental mess. Generally,¬†updates to default branch are a Big Thing. For example, last week we released base building.

After the base release, several people on the team were keen to put out a quick, small update to address some issues they really wanted to fix for default branch players as soon as possible. Today, we released that update on Steam. We don’t normally do this because there’s significant testing, promotion, and planning overhead with releasing updates to default branch.

For this update, we’ve skipped most of that overhead. There’s a risk we might have broken something pretty badly. …

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Subnautica Seabases Released!

Posted by Hugh 2 weeks ago
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Subnautica now features underwater bases. They are available now, and allow the construction of habitats on the sea floor. Bases are composed of modular units such as compartments, windows, and hatches, bases allow you to create an outpost from which you can go forth and explore Subnautica’s vast ocean.

Bases are the biggest new feature we’ve added to Subnautica since the Cyclops submarine. Like the Cyclops, bases are unfinished, buggy, and rough around the edges. Subnautica is an Early Access game, and we aim to give you the latest stuff well before it is truly ‘finished’ – Game development is more fun this way!

Despite being incomplete, bases are tremendous fun to muck about with. To build a base, craft …

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