• Below Zero

    Set one year after the original Subnautica, Below Zero is a new, freezing adventure!

  • Xbox & PlayStation Launch

    Subnautica is now available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4

  • Cinematic Trailer

    Find out what happened on planet 4564B before the Aurora crashed

Subnautica: Below Zero Frostbite Update

Posted by Donya 2 months ago

A new update is available for Subnautica: Below Zero Early Access. This update features the latest update to the story, as well as an all new intro cinematic. A reworked Glacial Basin biome also awaits you as you return, plus the introduction of cold mechanics, and escalating weather conditions. Visit the Frostbite site to learn more!

  • Experience the beginning of an all-new story and intro cinematic
  • Explore the extensively reworked Glacial Basin
  • Interact with the new cold mechanics and avoid hypothermia
  • Discover new Snowball interactions with the Snow Stalkers
  • Encounter escalating weather conditions
  • Uncover further improvements and polish to existing biomes
  • Enjoy crisper, and more clear in-game text

New Story and Intro Cinematic

Start your brand new adventure on Planet

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How We Approach Story

Posted by jill 3 months ago

Hi everyone,

Narrative Designer Jill here. As you know, we’re changing the story for Subnautica: Below Zero. I wanted to give you an idea of what goes into this process.

First, the basic requirements:

  • Our narrative since Subnautica has been delivered primarily by breaking the story into dozens of fragments and scattering them around the ocean floor.

 

A message in a bottle with an S.O.S tag.

 

  • In Subnautica: Below Zero, Robin is a speaking player protagonist with a lot to think and say compared to Ryley in Subnautica. In addition to a detailed personality and working inner-life, she needs a character arc that will develop as players play.
  • That implies some kind of linearity but only some. As a player, you need to be able
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‘Go Play Inside’ for Action Against Hunger

Posted by Donya 3 months ago

Just as the Kharaa bacterium threatened Planet 4546B, our own planet is facing an unprecedented fight against COVID-19. Over the last few months, it has spread across the world and changed the way-of-life for many of us.

In some of the most vulnerable communities, where health systems are already under a heavy burden, the spread of COVID-19 is hitting hardest. Not-for-profit organization Action Against Hunger is stepping up in these communities to provide healthcare, and expand their water, sanitation, hygiene, and health programs to save more lives.

To support Action Against Hunger’s efforts, we have teamed up with fellow indie studios Motion Twin, Matt Makes Games, and Mouldy Toof Studios to create a “Go Play Inside” bundle on Steam.

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