A new Subnautica game is in development


The 2018 sci-fi survival game Subnautica (opens in a new tab) is brilliant, and 2021’s follow-up, Subnautica: Below Zero (opens in a new tab), is a worthy successor; both games were also significant commercial successes. In light of that, it’s no surprise that developer Unknown Worlds has a new Subnautica game in development.

News of the project comes from an Unknown Worlds job listing (opens in a new tab) for a “Senior Narrative Designer to work with us to help shape the next game in the Subnautica universe!”

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This job listing points to something different, yet familiar: a journey to an all-new world in the upcoming game, or at least, an all-new biome on planet 4546B, the aquatic world on which both took place. first games in the series. .

“Unknown Worlds is looking for a Senior Narrative Designer to join the team working on the next game in the Subnautica universe. This person will work closely with the team to tell engaging and dramatic stories within the context of the gameplay experience, while defining the history and lore of a new sci-fi world and its alien inhabitants.This individual has a unique opportunity to join the team early in development and help establish the narrative direction of a beloved franchise.

A new Subnautica game isn’t the only iron Unknown Worlds has in the fire. It’s also looking for a 3D environment artist to work on an “unannounced new franchise”, which is likely the new “genre-defining game” that PUBG Corporation’s parent company, Krafton, announced when acquiring Unknown. Worlds. (opens in a new tab) in 2021.

Krafton’s fiscal 2021 financial report further revealed that the game was “a turn-based strategy game (opens in a new tab) set in a sci-fi world” which is being developed for both PC and mobile platforms; one of the favorite qualifications in the list of environmental artist jobs is “experience of optimizing art for mobile and/or console”. This project is expected to launch in Early Access this year.

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