If you like exploration, Subnautica is what you need. This survival lets you explore underwater worlds.
The game is already available on Steam. Now it’s in development for Xbox One which has been officially confirmed by the developers. You can already try a limited Game Preview version for your consoles. The game is in test mode and goes through updates. The final product may change. However, Subnautica on Xbox One is a bit beyond PC version. Most expected updates are Farming & Machinery. When the final product is ready? Soon.
There are lots of games on Steam Early Access and on crowdfunding sites. Most of them are so low-quality, eye-bleeding and mind-blowing nearly a home-made article. But there might be a gems, just like Subnautica. It has its drawbacks and glitches, not everything is developed. The graphics are not spectacular by any means. Nevertheless, gameplay is catchy, the world is full of creepy but interesting creatures, and the whole story is full of puzzles.
Yeap, it’s still a alpha-beta pre-release version, but devs are planned to go consoles – it means, unlike many indie game makers, they are in a serious mood.
The early version was released in winter 2014. Now the game is available in test mode. The final version is said to come in the first quarter of 2017.
Despite being available on Steam, there’s already a free version of Subnautica. It’s absolutely the same. You won’t see any difference. Graphics and so to say storyline are identical. The official website of Subnautica already provides free access. So, you can use it, if you don’t want to pay extra $20.
You play from first-person view as a survivor from the crashed spaceship. You need to survive and explore the world around. You search for food and control oxygen supply to save yourself. Day and night change each other as well. General mode is called Survival. You can also use Freedom and Hardcore modes which include different levels of hunger and other aspects. Creative mode makes it possible to focus on building process. Subnautica biomes represent miniature ecosystems to explore.
If you don’t know how to use Subnautica cheats on PC press F3. You’ll see a ticked checkbox which says “Disable Console”. Get your mouse cursor by pressing F8. Uncheck the box. Press “Enter” to type a command in.
DAY – daylight
FASTBUILD – build fast
NODAMAGE – you’re never hurt
SPAWN EXOSUIT – gives you an Exosuit
MADLOOT – all items
NOCOST – everything is free
WARPME – to safety
SUB CYCLOPS – cyclops spawned
DAYNIGHTSPEED – change day and night
SPAWN SEAMOTH 1 – Seamoth spawned
NIGHT – darkness
RADIATION – you don’t suffer from radiation
BIOME (Name) – teleports you to a biome
OXYGEN – oxygen unlimited
SPEED – makes you faster
Multiplayer and PS4 Version
Developers used to rumor about introduction of a multiplayer. They wanted to create Subnautica co-op mode. The idea got cancelled. If developers introduce co-operative mode, they’ll have to remake the whole game which is time consuming.
PS users hope to play Subnautica on PS4. In vain. To be honest, developers seem to have never considered such a release. At least they’ve never mentioned it. So all you can do is to buy a controller for PC.
Developers used to provide maps for their game in earlier versions of the game. However, they’ve decided to remove them later on. So, the only way to use a map now is to draw it manually.