An Xbox One port of Subnautica is in development


Somewhere beyond the sea...

I love Subnautica, the fantastic underwater survival simulator currently being developed by Unknown Worlds Entertainment. I will never shut up about how good it is, and I will never stop demanding that everybody with a decent enough PC play it. Now that game has been announced to be coming to Xbox One, the number of people I can badger into playing just shot up.

A few days ago, Unknown Worlds developer Charlie Cleveland tweeted out a photo of an Xbox One development kit, stating that it’s going to be used for Subnautica:

In further emails sent to XBLA Fans, Cleveland said that while they are indeed working on an Xbox One port of Subnautica, it’s still at the stage where it can be cancelled if things go wrong. If all goes to plan, Unknown Worlds is aiming for a March release on the Xbox Games Preview Program:

I'm not sure if I should 'confirm' this or not, but we're working on it. We always reserve the right to cancel it if it doesn't work… But yes, we're working on it! We've been accepted into the Microsoft Preview Program… Exciting stuff.

Subnautica already holds up as a massively fun game, even in its current early access state. It seems to me like it’s the perfect candidate to follow in the footsteps of Ark: Survival Evolved, which was also recently got a console release through the Xbox Games Preview Program.

More than anything, I’m looking forward to a whole new wave of people encountering the Reaper Leviathan for the first time. That’s going to be fun.

Subnautica is now in development for Xbox One [XBLA Fans]


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