‘Subnautica’ sequel in development at Unknown Worlds

The game will be developed alongside 'Project M'

Unknown Worlds recently posted a job listing for a new game in the Subnautica world, seeking a senior narrative designer.

Subnautica was originally released in 2018 and received a sequel in 2021 called Subnautica: Below Zero. Now, Unknown Worlds has revealed that a new game in the series is entering development and it has begun hiring for the project.

In a tweet from April 7, Unknown Worlds said: “We’re seeking a senior narrative designer to work with us to help shape the next game in the Subnautica universe.”

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It is unclear how different this new game will be from its predecessors, but the job listing includes some clues.

Successful applicants “will collaborate closely with the team to tell compelling, dramatic stories in the context of the game experience, while also defining the history and lore of a new science fiction world and its alien inhabitants,” reads the listing, which adds that candidates will “join the team early in development and help establish the narrative direction for a beloved franchise.”

Subnautica: Below Zero
Subnautica: Below Zero. Credit: Unknown Worlds Entertainment

The new Subnautica game is in development alongside another project currently being developed by Unknown Worlds. Referred to as Project M, details emerged when the studio was acquired by Krafton, the parent company that owns PUBG.

A press release from Krafton said that Unknown Worlds is developing a “wholly unique turn-based strategy game set in a sci-fi world.”

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At the time of the acquisition, Krafton CEO CH Kim said, “Unknown Worlds are incredibly skilled and passionate developers with an unparalleled gift for creativity and a proven track record of building successful player-driven worlds. Krafton will spare no effort in helping them. Not only do they enhance our development capabilities, but we share a goal of creating unique experiences for global audiences.”

In other news, Kingdom Hearts 4 has been announced with a trailer teasing the upcoming title.

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