On December 4th 2018, Subnautica will be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You will be able to purchase Subnautica digitally, or via a physical disk. Physical disk sales in Europe will start three days later, on December 7th.
It’s important that we are honest about dates: While we are very confident of hitting December 4th, game development is a complex gig. There is always a risk that some unforeseen problem will cause things to shift. If anything changes, we will keep you up to date.
We are traditionally a PC game developer. This is our first console release, so we’re super excited, and super nervous. We are thankful to Gearbox Publishing and Panic Button for helping us release Subnautica on the PlayStation 4 & Xbox One.
Thank you to all of you who pushed us to release Subnautica on consoles. Your tweets, emails, and other messages provided us with encouragement & motivation as we navigated the unfamiliar waters of console development.
Many of you purchased the Xbox Game Preview version of Subnautica, enduring awful bugs and painful frame rates. Your feedback, bug reports, and reviews have helped shape console release. Without your patient feedback we would not have been able to bring Subnautica to consoles.
Thanks are also in order for many PC & Mac players – By playing and reporting issues with Experimental branch on Steam, you have helped stress test code destined for consoles.
Regardless of what platform you play on, we hope you’ll join the excitement on console launch day, and spread the news of Xbox and PlayStation release far and wide. We hope as many people as possible get to experience the wonder and peril of Planet 4546B’s open ocean.
Xbox players can get notified the moment Subnautica goes on sale by following @SubnauticaXbox on Twitter, Subnautica Xbox on Facebook, Subnautica Xbox on Youtube, and signing up to the Subnautica Xbox mailing list.
The wait is almost over.