Below Zero Roadmap Rebooted & Release Timeline

Posted by david 3 years ago

What’s up with the roadmap?

If you’ve been following Below Zero’s development on Favro closely, you may have noticed that the Project Roadmap has changed a touch.

 

We’ve decided to try something a little different.  For years, we’ve used the roadmap as a way to try and plan a path forward with Subnautica.  Implicit in the roadmap is a hedge – that we don’t really know where we’re going and that we can change our minds as we go.  In spite of that uncertainty, we still try to plan as far out into the future as possible, and we have tried to include every individual feature – big or small, meaningful or trivial – on the roadmap.

 

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Subnautica: Below Zero Snowfox Update

Posted by Jessica 4 years ago

Subnautica: Below Zero receives a second Early Access update. Check out the Snowfox Update Site to see all the sweet new features in action!

  • Snowfox vehicle
  • Chelicerate & Snow Stalker
  • Two new, beautiful biomes
  • Seatruck Sleeper and Docking Modules, Perimeter Upgrade
  • Pinnable recipes
  • New music
  • Additional improvements and fixes

The Snowfox

The Snowfox is the first above-water vehicle in the Subnautica universe. Travel quickly over land, all without touching the ground! The Snowfox can be upgraded with a jump module (coming soon), and comes with a speed boost ability built in. Build a Snowfox Hoverpad (with power) to craft the Snowfox and customize it however you like!

Snow Stalkers

A new beast appears on land in the latest update. A …

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Subnautica PlayStation Update 1.09 Released

Posted by Jessica 4 years ago
Swimming through the kelp forest

PlayStation divers, a new update has been released! This update contains some long requested features and bug fixes.

  • The Bladderfish scarcity in Safe Shallows is now resolved. After fishing, they should properly repopulate.
  • We’ve added a language selector to the main menu. You can now override your default language with any of our community sourced languages. Language options have expanded to include Swedish, Chinese (Simplified), Latvian, and Slovak.
  • Back by popular, community demand, theDeveloper menu option returns to consoles! Warning: some of these options can introduce instability to your game. To access this menu while in a game, press the OPTIONS button to bring up the menu, then press the right and left bumper buttons together at the same time.
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Subnautica Xbox One Update 1.0.0.34 Released

Posted by Jessica 4 years ago
Swimming through the kelp forest

Xbox adventurers, a new update has been released and contains some long requested features and bug fixes.

  • The Bladderfish scarcity in Safe Shallows is now resolved. After fishing, they should properly repopulate.
  • We’ve added a language selector to the main menu. You can now override your default language with any of our community sourced languages.
  • Language options have expanded to include Swedish, Chinese (Simplified), Latvian, and Slovak.
  • Back by popular, community demand, the Developer menu option returns! Warning: some of these options can introduce instability to your game. To access this menu while in a game, press the Menu button to bring up the menu, then press the right and left bumper buttons together at the same time.

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Voice of the Deep Update Released!

Posted by Jessica 5 years ago

The Precursors built this place to contain something. Something interested in you. The Voice of the Deep update is now available on Steam! Learn more on the Voice of the Deep site.

The Voice of the Deep Update introduces big pieces of Subnautica’s end-game. The mystery surrounding many story arcs is finally revealed!

The Containment Facility

Deep beneath the ocean floor, a huge Precursor facility lies embedded in the rock. Inside explorers will find a multitude of artefacts, data repositories, and fragments of history.

Emperor Leviathan

The Containment Facility contains… Something. That something is massive, and very much interested in you. The Emperor Leviathan might be a friend, a foe, or neither: We recommend you exercise caution when entering the …

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Silent Running Update Released!

Posted by Jessica 6 years ago

Welcome aboard, Captain.

The Silent Running Update has arrived! Get all the details on the Silent Running site.

Silent Running

Engage Silent Running mode to extinguish all exterior lights, dim interior to a red hue, and move at a minimum speed.

New Cyclops Upgrades 

Add Sonar, Shields, a Fire Suppression System, and/or additional Decoy slots.

New Onboard Display and HUD Additions

Onboard controls, screens, and HUD get a makeover alongside the new features in the Cyclops.

Creature Threats, Damage, and Wrecks

Navigate the waters carefully, some creatures will violently attack the Cyclops if drawing too much attention. These attacks can cause hull damage and fires. If hull strength reaches zero, the Cyclops will sink to the bottom of the …

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Subnautica Precursor Update Released

Posted by Jessica 6 years ago

A new Subnautica update is available on Steam! Our latest update is chock full of new secrets to unravel. Previously, you may have noticed strange, high-tech cubes – or bases – placed throughout the world. Now, these unusual objects come to life as someone (or something) flips the switch. Dive deep into the story of Subnautica and discover more answers and more questions. Check out the Precursor Update site to see all the update goodness.

This is a Steam update. To find out when the Precursor Update is available on Xbox One, sign up to the Xbox One development mailing list, and follow @SubnauticaXbox on Twitter.

Rising out of the ocean is the massive Precursor Array & Base. There …

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Machinery Update Released

Posted by Jessica 7 years ago
Subnautica

A new update is available on Steam for Subnautica. Check out the Machinery Update site for more.

The latest and greatest technology in the world of Subnautica is the Map Scanner room. These rooms can be built on to existing habitats, or can stand alone. Map Scanner rooms will scan nearby seafloor, searching for a select array of resources. Additionally, there are two exterior cameras that can be piloted remotely. Upgrades bring additional benefits.

Map Scanner Room

The Cyclops gets a massive technology overhaul. Improvements include better proximity sensors, a hull camera, deeper dives, functioning lockers, and more.

Subnautica

Bio Reactors and Nuclear Reactors are officially an option. Bio Reactors require plant matter to function, Nuclear Reactors require Reactor Rods. Both must be …

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Hanging Stingers

Posted by acedude 8 years ago
Subnautica

Swimming in open water can be a pretty nerve wracking experience. Back in my home town,  a Great White shark was hauled out of the water off a popular beach just this week. The only unusual part of the story was that it was dead – These giant predators are always around. That’s one of the core fears of open water swimming: What’s underneath me, that I don’t know about?

Even when swimming out on the ocean, there’s one unfailing truth: As long as the sea is calm, you can always swim to the surface. But what if there is no surface? What if the only thing above you is rock? For many people, cave diving, or swimming through …

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Subnautica Concept Art: Coral Reef 3

Posted by acedude 9 years ago

Diversity of environments is a key design feature of Subnautica. We want Subnautica players to be able to experience vastly different and beautiful ‘biomes’ as they explore the underwater world. Of course, no underwater world would be complete without a coral reef!

Cory painted Coral Reef Zone 3 to the team visualise what a coral reef biome might look like. Creating an ‘alien’ coral reef is quite tricky, because by their very nature terrestrial coral reefs already look quite alien!

We also need keep our desire for diversity of coral life in check: Each new life form is a new model that needs to be created and put into the game. There are financial, performance, and time expenses involved …

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