Unknown Worlds reveal new project Subnautica, claims to be inventing a new genre

By Dave Owen, Monday, 16 December 2013 09:28 GMT

Natural Selection 2 developer Unknown Worlds has revealed their latest game: Subnautica. According to a statement on the developer’s website, “Subnautica will combine elements of role playing, sandbox, exploration and cinematic games to create a unique experience, the genre of which we do not believe has yet been invented.”

There isn’t too much info yet, this only being the initial announcement to let us know that the game exists. The statement goes on to say:

“Subnautica aims to elicit a feeling of experiencing the unknown: A sense that you are exploring an untouched world, not knowing how far, or how deep you can go. The underwater environment will invite you to construct submarines and develop your equipment in order to reach its far flung and diverse corners. Decisions you make about vessel layout, capabilities and structure will affect your ability to navigate hazards and enter the domains of creatures; the likes of which your imagination has never conceived of.”

Unknown Worlds promises an open development that will welcome participation of their community through feedback and sharing of ideas. So if you like what you see, it could be time to get involved.

A couple of pieces of concept art can be found below.

Thanks, AGB.

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