After three years and two million copies sold, Subnautica will finally be leaving Steam Early Access. It’s easy to forget it is still in Early Access given its success, but after various recent updates, developer Unknown Worlds Entertainment has announced that the game’s full launch is scheduled to take place on January 23.
The aquatic survival game has demonstrated steady progress since its release, and has approached its official release with a good amount of forward momentum that kept fans’ anticipation. The recent updates included stealth submarine technology, eye candy, and some high-fiving fish.
Over the years of player testing and feedback, these Subnautica updates have revolutionized the gameplay with an ability to sneak past aggressive undersea monsters unspotted, a massive update to the graphics, and quirky new design elements that personify the sea life.
You’re invited to a very special livestream, four years in the making. Please join us in 14 days for the launch of Subnautica, live from @MontereyAq in California: https://t.co/K7aGHx2xNb pic.twitter.com/X0gAfcT6Uf
— Subnautica (@Subnautica) January 9, 2018
To round off their Early Access, the Subnautica developers are throwing a farewell livestream that, suitably, is being streamed from an aquarium. This livestream is taking place on Twitch at 6:15 PM PST on Janurary 23, and will showcase the Subnautica cinematic trailer, developer interviews, present actual sea life, and end with the official game launch. Fans can sign up for reminders, or watch the clock ticking down, for the upcoming livestream at unknownworlds.com.