Subnautica 3 Release Date, Storyline, Trailer, Rumors & More

The release date of Subnautica 3 may be closer than we think. Take a look at our post to get all the details regarding the next installment in this popular survival game franchise.

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Speculations for the Subnautica 3 Release Date caught fire when Unknown Worlds officially confirmed the sequel to their 2021 game, Subnautica: Below Zero.

The game met with mostly positive reviews and gamers around the world loved it.

The demands for the sequel started right after the game was released. Now it seems that the developers have responded to all the demands for a sequel and begun working on it.

To date, Unknown World has launched two games under this popular franchise – one in 2018 and another in 2019. In this article, you will get information and rumors regarding the game.

Subnautica 3 Release Date

Subnautica 3 Release Date
Subnautica 3 Release Date (Image Credits – Unknown Worlds Entertainment)

Cutting directly to the chase, there is currently no Subnautica 3 release date as the game is still in its very early stages of development.

The development house of Unknown Worlds is expanding its team to work on the third Subnautica game.

It has been roughly eight months that the game is in development and the devs might take 2 or 3 good years to deliver the final product.

We believe the game might come out possibly, sometime in late 2024 or early 2025.

Saying the game will come out before that will be lying to a 7-year-old Billy whose birthday cake will arrive at 2 PM but you know the cake will not be delivered before 4 PM anytime (Oh! Poor Billy!).

Subnautica 3 Trailer

Subnautica 3 Trailer
Subnautica 3 Trailer (Image Credits – Unknown Worlds Entertainment)

Well, as the game is in its very early stages of development there is little to no information regarding it, forget the Subnautica 3 trailer.

The game’s development seems to have started in April or May 2023.

According to a tweet made from Unknown World’s official Twitter handle, Unknown Worlds was looking for a Senior Narrative Designer to write the story for their upcoming game.

If the studio had recruited a person in April or maybe in May, then it seems like the game is in development now for the last 8 months.

So you should expect the devs to release the Subnautica 3 trailer soon.

But we promise you one thing, as and when the trailer gets launched, we will embed it right here for you to enjoy.

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Subnautica 3 Storyline Speculations

Subnautica 3 Storyline Speculations
Subnautica 3 Storyline Speculations (Image Credits – Unknown Worlds Entertainment)

Subnautica’s third game, like its predecessors, might also be a survival adventure game set in an open-world environment and played from a first-person perspective.

Generally, in the Subnautica games, the objective of the player is to explore the environment, survive in this alien land, and complete tasks to progress through the narrative.

Resources are gathered, tools are crafted, and bases and submersibles are constructed by the user while they also interact with wildlife on this planet.

We do know that the Architects’ homeworld was glimpsed at the end of Below Zero, and it could potentially be where this next installment takes place. It would also give us a chance to learn what happened to other Architects, as well as explore their world’s ecosystems.

It also could be that Subnautica 3 will build on the open-ended narrative of Below Zero. Its predecessor had an invariable conclusion, regardless of what choices were made in the story.

This third installment might be different and deliver various endings based on the player’s decisions and behavior throughout the game.

If so, this could result in a complex plotline, with us discovering the ultimate destinies of Robin and Al-An from Below Zero.

Unknown Worlds Entertainment has yet to make any official statement, so speculation is all we have regarding Subnautica 3’s setting.

Subnautica 3 Platforms

Subnautica 3 Platforms
Subnautica 3 Platforms (Image Credits – Unknown Worlds Entertainment)

Subnautica: Below Zero was released for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, Windows, and macOS PCs.

We believe that there is no reason why Unknown Worlds will not release their next Subnautica game on all of the aforementioned platforms.

However, you never know the corporate side of the story and the politics behind the other side of the walls. Maybe Xbox or PlayStation signed an exclusivity deal with Unknown Worlds, so you never know.

Officially it is not announced on what platforms the game will be released, but if things remain all right we might see the third installment of the beloved franchise getting released on all of the aforementioned platforms.

Subnautica 3 News

Subnautica 3 News
Subnautica 3 News (Image Credits – Unknown Worlds Entertainment)

Unknown Worlds is currently looking for a VFX artist, a Lead 3D character artist, a 3D environment artist, and people for other posts, which you can check here, to work on the Subnautica and Moonbreaker games.

The responsibilities, qualifications, and preferences have also been listed which you can read after following the above link.

The job listings suggest that the team at Unknown Worlds is expanding and that the development of the game is in full swing.

Previously, the studio had an open position (now filled) for a Senior Narrative Designer and according to the job listing, the position will require someone with knowledge in open-world game development, particularly when it comes to creating a narrative within a player-driven, open-ended experience.

This suggests that like its predecessor Subnautica: Below Zero, the newest installment will be nonlinear and allow players to shape the story dialogue and other events with their decisions.

Subnautica 3 Rumors

Subnautica 3 Rumors
Subnautica 3 Rumors (Image Credits – Unknown Worlds Entertainment)

When it comes to the excitement surrounding an upcoming game, speculation tends to run rampant. Apart from a job listing, the developers have not divulged any information about the project.

Hence, any purported “news” should be taken with a grain of salt until any official statement is released.

Platforms like Reddit and 4chan are filled with nonsensical rumors about the next Subnautica game and also about the 4546B planet, all of them which are not from any renowned leakers and are mere speculations.

Subnautica fans everywhere are urged to exercise patience and wait for some official news/statement or something from a reliable leaker before forming any conclusions.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is Subnautica 3 confirmed?

    Yes, without a doubt you can say that the sequel to the 2021 game Subnautica: Below Zero is confirmed. The development of the game is in full swing at Unkown Worlds Entertainment.

  2. When is Subnautica 3 coming out?

    It can’t be said when Subnautica 3 is coming out. The development studio is actively recruiting and expanding its team to speed up the development process, but still, it doesn’t seem like the game is coming out anytime before late 2024.

  3. On what platforms Subnautica 3 will come out?

    Subnautica 3 will surely be coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Windows PC. By the time it releases, PS4 and Xbox One will have aged and devs might think of releasing the game only on the latest-gen gaming consoles. You can also expect Subnautica 3 to hit the MacBooks.

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