Subnautica has been one of the more successful games to be released in VR where you get to explore a vast alien world which is entirely made out of a body of water. Unknown Worlds Entertainment, creators of Subnautica are preparing to release their stand-alone expansion called Subnautica Below Zero where you get to an ice-bound world.
The region of the planet 4546B will offer a new chapter in the Subnautica universe where you will have to endure the harsh winter cold and venture through the dense ice.
In the original game, you crash-land in an alien ocean world where the only way to go is down. Subnautica’s oceans range from sun drenched shallow coral reefs to treacherous deep-sea trenches, lava fields, and bio-luminescent underwater rivers. Users will have to manage your oxygen supply as you explore kelp forests, plateaus, reefs, and winding cave systems. The water teems with life: Some of it helpful, much of it harmful.
While there is a lot of hyper surrounding the new expansion, many fellow fans and gamers are wondering if Subnautic Below Zero will be released in VR. According to a redditor named Dracrius, one of the Subnautica devs explained that the game currently does support VR but the team is not decided whether if the game will be released in VR.
Subnautica has been a terrific title for VR users and the hope is to see it released once again in virtual reality. Currently you can buy a copy of the game on Steam for $24.99. The game supports both the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift. We are hoping to see similar results once the early access of Subnautica Below Zero releases to the public.
The Subnautica team stated, “In the coming months, we will release an unfinished, early version of Below Zero in Early Access. We will then begin releasing consistent content updates, carefully crafting the game based on your feedback – Just like the original Subnautica.”
So the stand-alone expansion isn’t too far out and will get to see the game on Steam in a few months.