Subnautica: Below Zero Console Plans and Roadmap

Posted by david 4 months 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 the help of Panic Button and Grip Games), and we are putting a fair bit of effort into bringing those efforts back in-house and making sure that the consoles get the love they deserve.

Part of improving our in-house console efforts means that we also need to improve the technical infrastructure across both the original Subnautica and Below Zero. We’ll be shipping updates to Subnautica on Xbox and PS4 as part of this process.  

If you want to keep an eye on our progress, check out the console roadmap, which we just added to our public Favro collection here. We’ll keep that up to date as we move through production, so you can know where we stand.  

2020 is going to be a big year for Below Zero, but there’s a lot of hard work ahead. Looking forward to sharing the final game with players everywhere soon!

Yours,

David Kalina
Project Lead / Subnautica: Below Zero