After being in Steam Early Access since January 30, 2019; Subnautica: Below Zero is finally getting an official release date!

Prepare to dive down deep. Again.

As the end of this video shows, Subnautica: Below Zero will officially launch on May 14, 2021. Since it is in Steam Early Access, that means the game will launch on PC for $29.99. The game will also be sold on the Epic Games Store for PC, so you can get it there too.

However, PC won’t be the only platform Subnautica: Below Zero will launch on. The game will also see release on Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch. This is actually the first time any Subnautica game will be available on the Switch. Thus, to celebrate the occasion, Unknown Worlds Entertainment, the company that made the game, will release a bundle pack for the Switch containing both games. No word yet if this bundle pack will be available on other platforms. Stay tuned for more as this story develops.

Subnautica: Below Zero: Diving Back Into Frigid Seas

Subnautica: Below Zero poster.
On the surface, and already something is trying to eat you.

So what is Subnautica: Below Zero, you might ask? Well, if you don’t know what it is, clearly, you haven’t played the first game yet. In a nutshell: Below Zero is the sequel to the award-winning Subnautica game. Unknown Worlds Entertainment released that game back in January 2018 to critical acclaim.

Subnautica poster.
Like Below Zero, but as a complete game.

Both Subnautica games have more or less the same premise. You play as someone who has been tossed into the seas of an alien planet. You have only the clothes on your back, basic equipment (for an advanced civilization, at any rate), and a few precious emergency supplies. Your only goals? Survive, and to try to find a way off the very hostile ocean you’ve found yourself in. Oh, and maybe solve a few mysteries while you’re at it. Perhaps even build yourself an undersea apartment or two? It’s a very simple premise, but one that will keep you entertained for many, many hours.

An example of a Subnautica base.
An aquatic version of Bob the Builder?


Subnautica: Below Zero is finally getting a release date of May 14, 2021. You can get it for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch. Although, if you haven’t played the first game yet, I’d strongly urge you to dive into that first, just so you don’t miss out on the story.

Source: Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe