New Subnautica game is in “early development”

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Subnautica developer Unknown Worlds has revealed that a new game in the underwater survival exploration series is in “early development”. (Thanks for the tip, Solarwolf!)

A job posting for the studio published last night confirmed that the team is looking for a Senior Narrative Designer to “help create the next game in the Subnautica universe!” The last Subnautica game, Subnautica: Below Zero, debuted in 2019, but floated over to Switch along with the first game until last year.

The job description linked in the tweet seems to be about more than just jumping in the water, because you can make your own mark on the Subnautica world:

“Unknown Worlds is seeking 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 compelling, dramatic stories in the context of the game experience while defining the history and lore of a new sci-fi world and its alien denizens. This individual has a unique opportunity to join the team early in development and help set the narrative direction for a beloved franchise.”

At the end of last year, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG)-owner Krafton acquired Unknown Worlds, but the studio continued to operate independently.

It was almost five years between the first two Subnautica games, so we’re probably a long way from seeing this one, but this is still exciting news for fans of this one-of-a-kind series.

What do you think of this announcement? Let us know in the comments. New Subnautica game is in “early development”

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