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Subnautica: Below Zero dev to focus on player progression next

Published: 10:34, 26 May 2020
UnknownWorlds Entertainment
Subnautica: Below Zero creature called Trivalve
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Unknown Worlds Entertainment posted an update on the development of Subnautica: Below Zero, announcing more voice lines and other changes they've got in store.

Subnautica: Below Zero has officially started the shift to the new storyline, and players can expect "a lot more story content in the coming months". Bear in mind that it's just the tip of the iceberg though, and the best is yet to come. 

With the new story comes a new, much chattier protagonist as well, but the dev has hit a few snags when it comes to voice recording. 

" We know it’s a bit confusing that we have some Robin / Sam voice in-game and nothing else.  Lockdowns in response to COVID-19 prevented us from recording Al-An and Marguerit as planned for this release, and the uncertainty has made planning for voice more complicated than usual.  The story will likely be text-only for at least the next few months.  It’s likely that - much like more traditional game dev projects - we may just do all the voice recording in one pass once the story is 100% complete", they wrote. 

Unknown Worlds mentioned that they're committed to making Subnautica: Below Zero's surface world feel more in tune with the rest of the game, hence the Glacial Bay rework, changes to core mechanics and a slew of new and upgraded tech. 

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"Looking forward, you can expect the story to continue taking shape, a focus on player progression, and more polish across the board.  There are very few features left to add; it’s time for us to pull everything together and make the experience work holistically", they wrote. 

You can find the post on Subnautica's website .

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