Subnautica

Will Subnautica support PSVR?

Posted by Hugh 3 months ago

Subnautica is coming to PlayStation 4, woot! Will it support PS4 Virtual Reality (VR)? This is a tricky question. The short answer is: Probably not.

The long answer is: We haven’t made any decisions about PSVR. However, the performance challenges of stuffing Subnautica onto console are already daunting. In this context, ‘performance’ means how fast the game runs, or how many ‘Frames Per Second’ (FPS) we can achieve.

High frame rates are crucial for VR. We are already battling hard achieve stable, consistent FPS above 30 on consoles, and VR requires 60+. Perhaps in the future, once we have achieved strong performance on PS4, we could revisit the question. But for now, it’s safe to assume PSVR is …

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Accelerating Subnautica Xbox Development

Posted by Hugh 3 months ago

Subnautica has been in development on Xbox One for quite a while now. We’re painfully aware of how long you’ve been waiting for us to finish the game. We’ve struggled to deliver updates quickly.

Moving a game from PC to Xbox is a difficult process. Subnautica is a big, complex piece of software. Lots of nuanced interactions with the host hardware need to be unpicked and rebuilt. Performance is a huge challenge, as we are bound by the Xbox’s fixed computing resources.

We were not moving fast enough, so we decided to shake things up and bring in outside help. We’ve partnered with Panic Button to finish Subnautica on Xbox One. Panic Button know consoles inside out. They have lots …

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Subnautica coming to PlayStation 4

Posted by Hugh 3 months ago

Subnautica is coming to PlayStation 4! Ever since the earliest days of Subnautica on Steam, we have received constant requests for Subnautica to come to Sony’s console. Well, we heard you, and we are thrilled to be able to announce that we are working to make your requests a reality.

We have partnered with Panic Button, experts in console development, to help us bring Subnautica to the PS4. Panic Button are also helping to accelerate development on Subnautica Xbox.

Millions of people have enjoyed Subnautica on Steam, and in the as-yet-unfinished Xbox Preview. We hope that many more will now be able to experience the wonder, peril, and adventure that lies beneath the waves on Planet 4546B.

To …

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