An Update On Our Subnautica and Below Zero Plans

Posted by Donya 1 week ago

Hello Subnauts,

In our last major blog post, we outlined our current and future plans for the Subnautica series. We’ve been slowly and steadily chipping away at several items on that list and are thankful for your continued patience.

Some updates have made their way out already – including for the PS5, to address the disappearing saves and screen tearing – and we have a lot more still to come.

This blog post might get a little long, but if you stick it through to the end, we hope it’ll get you excited for what’s coming next.

 

Switch patch released

 


We mentioned last time that we wanted to address the high volume of crashes on the

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Subnautica (1.12) and Below Zero (1.12) PS5 Update Released

Posted by Donya 8 months ago

Hi, Playstation divers!

We want to thank you for your patience while we worked on investigating and fixing the issue of save games disappearing on the PS5 versions of Subnautica and Below Zero. As is often the case when working with the save game structure, we wanted to ensure that our potential fix did not unintentionally cause further complications. The fix in this update should now resolve the issue, though it will not recover any save files that corrupted and disappeared prior to this update.

Again, we want to extend a huge thank you to the Playstation community for bringing this issue to our attention, and providing further details on our Discord, via email, and across social media. That …

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Subnautica Community Feedback: Vehicle Docking

Posted by Donya 9 months ago

Hey Subnauts!

We are looking at making some improvements to vehicle docking in Subnautica: Below Zero. We would love your feedback so that we can prioritize which features to work on.

As you answer the questions in the linked survey, please keep in mind that any features we bring up are just ideas and are not guaranteed to make it into the game.

Subnautica Community Feedback: Vehicle Docking Survey

Keep Diving,

Unknown Worlds Team

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What’s Next For The Subnautica Series?

Posted by Donya 9 months ago

Hello, Subnauts!

Since we launched Below Zero 1.0 – and Subnautica on Switch, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series – back in May we’ve been in a non-stop loop of investigating and fixing bugs. And in late August, we also brought support to Below Zero in four new languages.

But there’s still a lot more to do, and we have plenty of things planned, so we wanted to let you know what else we’ve been up to and what you can expect from us in the coming months. Please think of this as a summary of our priorities – as you may already know we do not make many public commitments to specific dates.

 

What are we up to now?

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Subnautica and Below Zero Post-Launch Development Priorities Update

Posted by Donya 1 year 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 1 year 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 Cinematic Trailer Released & Digital Pre-Orders Now Available

Posted by Donya 1 year 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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Subnautica PlayStation Update 1.12 Released

Posted by Donya 2 years 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 PlayStation Update 1.10 Released

Posted by Donya 2 years ago

PlayStation divers, we want to thank you for your patience while we got this update ready for you all.

The console team has been hard at work on some long-requested performance related bug fixes and improvements. The delay in shipping this update was due to needing to refactor the save/load system for PlayStation. This refactor should not affect any existing save games. The update may take a few hours to appear across the globe.

Here are all the changes included in this update:

Improvements

  • Save game improvements and logging
  • Performance and lots of under-the-hood improvements
  • Improved world streaming: You should no longer be able to outrun terrain or fall through the world in a PRAWN suit
  • Incremental garbage collection added
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Subnautica: Below Zero Console Plans and Roadmap

Posted by david 3 years ago

Hey everybody!

People have been asking us what our plans are for Below Zero on consoles, and I’d like to expand a little on what has been happening on that front since my roadmap post in July!  

We are planning to ship Below Zero on Xbox One and PS4. Our goal is to ship simultaneously with PC v1.0, but it’s probably too soon to know if that’s realistic. We have more work to do to make Below Zero as good as it can be before releasing it on any platform.

Behind the scenes, we’ve been working to improve our console efforts in-house. We learned a lot from the process of taking Subnautica to Xbox and PS4 (with

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