Trog already posted about this in the forums, but given news of the new update for the game on Xbox One just hit my Inbox, we thought we'd do a combined post. Also, the game just deserves more talk and as much love as possible.
So yeah, as already mentioned the PC version of Subnautica is currently free on the Epic Games Store
, and at that price, you'd be criminal to miss it. Meanwhile, on the Xbox version front, Unknown Worlds just dropped us a line with the following details around the latest update for the game on Xbox One:
Subnautica has just received an update on Xbox One! 22.214.171.124 improves stability & performance, and kills bugs. It is another in our sequence of rapid-fire post-release updates. We still have more work to do, and are already cranking on the next update.
Thank you for continuing to send us feedback and bug reports. We appreciate your efforts very much, and what you tell us helps us prioritise our update work. Let us know what you think about 126.96.36.199 by leaving a comment on the Subnautica forums.
- Added a feedback button
- Added miscellations stability improvements, e.g. to memory management
- Fixed erratic Reefbacks behaviour
- Fixed a bug causing some absent flora
- Fixed a bug causing floaters to fail to attach
- Fixed a bug causing the Cyclops vehicle bay hatch to spawn incorrectly
We also recently posted up a review for the game, having waited for it to be available in retail form on all platforms where we wrote:
"As rudimentary as that sounds, the intro is handled incredibly well with your sarcastic automated PDA explaining to you what’s required here to survive, and she will also eventually help you learn to thrive. The gameplay loop here is pretty simple: you need to craft items in order to either reach other survivors, or set yourself up with enough technology and resources that you can leave the planet yourself. Doing so requires resource gathering, then resource transformation and, finally, construction. Tied within this, however, is a survival loop that requires you to manage health, food, water and oxygen while submerged (if you choose to play on either of the game’s better settings: Survival or Hardcore). But gathering food and maintaining supplies becomes challenging thanks to an inventory system that requires you to manage storage beyond what our player-character can carry."Click here for our in-depth Subnautica review
to learn what all the fuss is about.