Subnautica and Below Zero Post-Launch Development Priorities Update

Posted by Donya 3 months ago
a bridge sits high above arctic spires waiting to be fixed

Hi Subnauts!

It has been a couple of weeks since we last posted to our blog about the issues we’re focused on quickly resolving post-launch. We wanted to give you an update on where we’re at with various patches and investigations.

❗ Disclaimer ❗ 

As always, this isn’t everything we’re working on, and we appreciate your continued patience and support while we track down and fix these bugs.

 

Critical Issues:

 

[Subnautica – PS5] Screen Tearing

 

We see and hear your reports of excessive screen tearing on PS5. Some backstory here: v-sync was turned on during development but was creating a nauseating “rubber-band” like sensation due to performance (framerate) fluctuations. The solution we chose at the time

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Subnautica and Below Zero Launch Week Development Priorities

Posted by Donya 4 months ago

Hi Subnauts!

We are overwhelmed by the reception to Below Zero’s launch on Friday, and the team is immensely proud that we were able to simultaneously bring the game to so many platforms. We’re also proud to have brought the original Subnautica to the PS5, Xbox Series, and Switch platforms as well. What a wild ride!

All that said, no launch is perfect, and the team has been keeping a close eye on issues that players have been reporting since the game’s launch. There are a few bugs that are particularly concerning for us, and we wanted to take a moment to review what those are and which ones are currently under investigation. 

❗ Disclaimer ❗ 

This isn’t everything we’re

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Subnautica: Below Zero is out now!

Posted by Donya 4 months ago

The big day is finally here! Subnautica: Below Zero 1.0 is now available on Steam, Epic, and Discord. 

This update includes even more bug fixes and polish, improving on our final Early Access release, Seaworthy, and also unlocks the endgame for all players. If you have a save file from Early Access, you can continue to play it and progress as normal! 

Below Zero has also been releasing at midnight, local time, across the world for Xbox, Playstation, and Nintendo Switch players. This roll out will continue automatically, and we can’t wait for you all to finally be able to play the game in its entirety.

Once again, we want to thank you all for your continued support throughout

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Subnautica: Below Zero Original Soundtrack Out Now

Posted by Donya 5 months ago

The Subnautica: Below Zero Original Soundtrack is out now!

Composed by Ben Prunty, the soundtrack features 54 remastered and expanded tracks, which includes four bonus tracks. It totals two hours and 25 minutes, and is available to purchase ($9.99 USD) and stream on the following sites.

The Below Zero soundtrack is also available on Pandora, TikTok, and most other music services you can think of!

Also, for the first time, the original Subnautica soundtrack is available to purchase from Steam

To make the soundtrack more readily available, we’ve moved the soundtrack from the game itself to additional content. If you already own a copy of Subnautica on Steam, you will automatically

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Subnautica: Below Zero Cinematic Trailer Released & Digital Pre-Orders Now Available

Posted by Donya 5 months ago

As we hurtle ever closer to the launch of Subnautica: Below Zero, we are excited today to debut the cinematic trailer for you all to enjoy!

Created in partnership with RealTime UK, the trailer provides a tantalizing glimpse at life on 4546B prior to the mysterious events that bring you planetside. 

Subnautica: Below Zero arrives May 14th, 2021 on Steam and Epic Game Store for PC and Mac, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S|X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. 

In addition to physical edition pre-orders, Below Zero is now available to pre-order on digital storefronts. In select regions, PlayStation Plus and Nintendo Switch players can get a 10% discount off the retail price of $29.99 (USD).

We want

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We are Disabling Steam Cloud Saves for Below Zero

Posted by Donya 5 months ago

Hello, Subnauts!

As you may be aware, we were excited to introduce Steam Cloud save capability with the final Early Access update for Below Zero, Seaworthy.

We have heard all of your feedback about how Steam Cloud saves have been working for Below Zero and have made the difficult decision to disable the feature.

With Steam Cloud saves enabled for the last several weeks, we can say definitively that it’s not quite ready for prime time. For us, this boils down to two factors: speed and reliability. Steam Cloud saves are currently taking too long for some players, and we have also received a few concerning reports of saves disappearing. The latter seems exceptionally rare but where saves are

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Subnautica: Below Zero Seaworthy Update

Posted by Donya 7 months ago

The final Early Access update has arrived for Subnautica: Below Zero. Discover the all-new Crashed Ship story, tons of bug fixes, fully integrated soundtrack, gamepad and rumble support and much more. Visit the Seaworthy website to learn more about the update!

  • Uncover the mysteries of the all-new, fully voiced Crashed Ship story
  • Enjoy the finalized soundtrack as you travel biome-to-biome
  • Utilize the improved Prawn Suit controls throughout your adventuring
  • Experience our most stable version of the game to-date with even more bug fixes
  • Check out the added gamepad and rumble support

Crashed Ship Story

Have you ever found yourself wondering about the crew of the Mercury II whilst you trawl the wreckage scattered across the ocean floor? Wonder no more!

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Subnautica PlayStation Update 1.12 Released

Posted by Donya 9 months ago

PlayStation divers, thank you for your patience and assistance while we worked on identifying the cause of the recent save game bug. As we were working with the save game structure, we wanted to ensure that any potential fix would not cause further complications, so your patience with us was greatly appreciated.

We’d also like to give special thanks to those in the Subnautica Discord community experiencing the bug who provided save games to help us reproduce the error and ultimately resolve the issue.

This fix is now live for Subnautica on PS4. It may take some time to show up in different regions around the world.

If you experienced the save game bug and had an error message during

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Subnautica: Below Zero Price Increasing on PC Storefronts

Posted by Donya 9 months ago

Hello, Subnauts!

Subnautica: Below Zero is getting closer than ever to being ready for launch. We are aiming to release 1.0 in the early part of 2021 – as some of you might have guessed from our Nintendo Switch announcement – but still have bug fixing, optimizing, and further fine-tuning to do before it’s ready for launch on all platforms.

With the release on the horizon, we will be increasing the price of Below Zero to $29.99 (USD) across all PC storefronts (Steam, Epic, Discord, Humble) on January 5th, 2021.

This price will be Below Zero’s final increase and the cost at full release. The price increase will not affect any previously purchased copies of Below Zero, and Early

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Subnautica: Below Zero Teeny-Tiny Update

Posted by Donya 10 months ago

Hello, Subnauts! A new update has just been released for Subnautica: Below Zero on the Steam, Epic, and Discord stores. Though this is not a major Early Access update (consider it a half-way mark between Relics of the Past and our next major update!), it does contain a ton of bug fixes, optimizations, and polish to the world.

Hopefully, this update will serve as a hold-over through the holiday season and make your Early Access experience that little bit more polished!

Here are all the changes included in this update:

Changelog

  • Complete encyclopedia, tooltips, names, descriptions and PDA text.
  • Streaming and memory optimizations (Unity Addressables, octree pruning, etc) 
  • Art performance optimizations (material and mesh complexity reductions, LODs, culling, VFX optimizations)
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