Finally, after two years of early access mode, we are going to witness a full launch of the game on all the gaming consoles, including the Nintendo Switch. Subnautica: Below Zero was launched in 2019 by Unknown Worlds Entertainment. It is an open-world survival action-adventure game. This game is a second part of the Subnautica Series. The first game was launched in 2018.
Subnautica: Below Zero got the appreciation it deserved slowly and steadily. As more and more people started playing this game, the more credit it got. In this game, you explore a whole new planet underwater. You play as a researcher who is exploring and studying an isolated alien facility on a planet named 4546B. You will come across a lot of never seen creatures and challenges, which will help you to gain more knowledge about this alien facility and planet.
The story is connected to its prequel, so it would be great if you played the first game and then jumped on to this one. If we talk about the plot of the first game, then the game is set in the late 22nd Century. Human civilization has explored Earth completely, and now they are superpowers in the universe. They visit various stars and colonize them to show their dominance. One of the stars is the 4546B. You, as a protagonist, are sent to this star in Aurora, a deep-space vessel. Your job is to reach the star and explore the outer regions and take control of the area called Ariadne Arm.
In the second game, i.e., Below Zero, you explore more and more about the star and have the task to study the alien facility which you have found there. The events of this game are set 1 year after the events of the first game.
The early access of Subnautica received great reviews overall by critics as well as the gamers. People were patient enough to play the game for two years and provide feedback and see the game improve down the line. The President of Unknown Worlds also said that the game is all about its community. They have made all the changes, fixed the bugs, implemented new features on the feedback of the gamers. Initially, the game was a bit messy when it first launched.
Subnautica: Below Zero Roadmap
The game’s roadmap was very well planned, but it didn’t work out as each and every column was stacked with biomes, creatures, and many new features. There is a lot on the table when it comes to Subnautica: Below Zero roadmap, and we are closely following it on Favro; if you are interested, you can give it a check as well. You can follow the roadmap on Favro.
Subnautica: Below Zero Multiplayer
Art director Cory Strader revealed that they were not planning on doing multiplayer with Subnatucia, but during an official capacity, it was revealed by Strader that he would be rethinking those things (multiplayer) and how multiplayer is at least on the table along with other things if they do a feature a subnautica game.
Above is the release trailer of Subnautica Below Zero. You can see the crisp, clear graphics and stunning visuals. If you have played the game, then you may already know about the locations which have been shown in the trailer. If not, then enjoy the trailer.
Subnautica: Below Zero Release Date
Now talking about the release date of the game, Subnautica: Below Zero is set to release completely on all the platforms like PC, Xbox, PlayStation on 14th May 2021. This game will also make its debut on Nintendo Switch on the same day. On PC, you can find the game on both Steam as well as Epic Games Store. Currently, this game isn’t available on Switch, and it will come in a bundle on Switch on 14th May 2021. So if you own a Switch and have always thought about playing this game, then your wait will be over.
The early access was initially of only one year, but it kept on getting delayed. A lot of games have been delayed due to the COVID-19 situation, as it has been a challenge to work from home and survive this pandemic. Still, all the organizations are trying their best to deliver top-notch results to their community. The game would cost you around $30. Talking about the bundle which is arriving on Nintendo, it will cost you around $60 as it will have both the games of the Subnautica series.
The patience of all the fans will be rewarded on 14th May 2021. We may get more updates like free perks or rewards for the players playing it for a long time as we get closer to the release date. Have you ever played this game? If yes, then tell us the feedback which you provided that improved this game. If not, then head on to the game store on your console and start enjoying the early access.