Steam Early Access title Subnautica was originally launched on Steam a couple of years ago, getting a re-release when Oculus Home was launched. Developer Unknown Worlds Entertainment have been conscientious about getting community feedback, even making submitting a bug report one of the achievements. There has also been much emphasis on adding new features and content – as seen in the new Ghost Update.
Subnautica is an open-world exploration title, which despite its Early Access tag has a vast amount of content to explore, the developers are mostly at the point of polishing the title to ensure stability of performance and framerates. The plot of the title involves the player character crash landing on an alien world covered in water. From there, the player must learn how to scavenge and craft in order to survive, while trying to uncover the mystery of the planet you are on and the slow corruption of the sea life.
The new update adds new creates, such as the baby Emperor Leviathans, which offer up a cure for the insidious infection that is plaguing the planet. One the infection is cured, players can then investigate the vast precursor array and deactivate it to remove its threat. Players will also need to be cautious when roaming the seas, as the huge, deadly Ghost Leviathan is now hunting the Lost River, Grand Reef and Void areas.
A number of smaller quality of life enhancements and bug fixes have also been applied, such as the new model for the power transmitter, or graphical upgrades for the Reapers.
Subnautica is available on Steam for HTC vive and Oculus Rift at a price point of £14.99 (GBP). Further information and updates can be found on the Steam page.
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