Subnautica: Below Zero Standalone Expansion Releases on Steam Early Access, Epic Games Store and Discord Store Next Week

Developer Unknown Worlds’ underwater exploration sandbox title, Subnautica, is definitely one of the best survival games out there. For those who want a fresh new experience, with new features, new biomes, new underwater life, and a whole new ocean to discover and unravel its mysteries, the Subnautica: Below Zero releases next week.

The standalone expansion is priced at $19.99, and releases later next week on January 30th on Steam’s Early Access program, Epic Games’ store, and Discord’s store. The expansion is expected to hit consoles at a later date, however, this early access state is expected to last around a year, so don’t get your hopes up on a close PS4 or Xbox One release dates. Here is a brief description of the new experiences Subnautica: Below Zero offers.

Return to planet 4546B

Dive into a freezing underwater adventure. Below Zero is set in an arctic region of planet 4546B. As a scientist posted to a research station on the planet’s surface, you are tasked with studying alien artifacts…

The Vesper space station orbits high above you, sending supplies, instructions, and receiving samples you launch from the surface. When disaster strikes the research station, you must improvise to survive: Construct habitats, scavenge for resources, hunt for food, and craft equipment.

Explore new biomes

Swim beneath the blue-lit, arching growth of Twisty Bridges. Navigate treacherous ice floes on the ocean surface. Clamber up snow-covered peaks, and venture into icy caves. Maneuver between steaming Thermal Vents. Below Zero presents entirely new environments for you to survive, study, and explore.

Discover new lifeforms in the icy depths of 4546B. Swim through the giant Titan Holefish, escape from the aggressive Brute Shark, and visit the adorable Pengwings. Some residents of the frozen ocean will help you, and some might try to harm you.

An ocean of intrigue

Who were the aliens who came here before? Why were they on this planet? Can you trust your commanders? Below Zero extends the story of the Subnautica universe, diving deep into the mystery introduced in the original game. Open up new story elements with every Early Access update.

Subnautica: Below Zero starts its early access journey on January 30th, and may stay in that state for around a year. The expansion will be available through Steam’s Early Access program, Epic Games’ store and Discord’s store.

[Source: Steam]