State of Play presentation showcases ‘Subnautica: Below Zero’ gameplay, free next-gen upgrade

SubnauticaL Below Zero State of Play trailer snapshot

Sony just launched its April 2021 State of Play presentation which includes a display of Subnautica: Below Zero’s upcoming entry to the PlayStation.

Giving anticipating fans a peek into the game is a gameplay trailer, which highlights some of the interesting elements of the game. One, in particular, is the starting premise that will kickstart the player’s journey in a strange new world. Equally as important also is the demo of what players could expect with how the game would play. To existing fans, the gameplay should already feel familiar, but also offers something new to keep interest fresh. Particularly, the ability to craft new tools as well as vehicles.

Under the Cold Waters

As the title of the game suggests, Subnautica: Below Zero will partly take place under the frigid waters. A place where some of the planet’s greatest mysteries are kept hidden, including especially its bizarre inhabitants of varying sizes.

But exploring a new world, especially in the game, is no walk in the park. Aside from the perilous creatures that inhabit the place, the game’s environment is also one to greatly consider. With survival as generally an overarching theme, players are kept up on their toes throughout their play.

To release on the PlayStation on May 14, both PS4 and PS5 owners can enjoy the game in its original state. But existing owners of the seminal title can expect to get a free upgrade to the PS5, once the option becomes available. That means encountering the game in an altogether better state through substantial upgrades, particularly performance and graphics. This is not to mention of the haptic feedback system that is exclusive the DualSense controller. Which, to the unaware, actually refers to audio and visual cues that appear during the game’s set pieces or when navigating vehicles.

Free Game, Free Upgrade

Those who were up-to-speed with Sony’s Play at Home initiative should probably already had their free copy of Subnautica. This meant that taking the experience to the next level is only a matter of owning a PS5 and opting for the upgrade.

Meantime, players who would be playing the game on current-gen hardware can anticipate a significantly better involvement across the board than previous-gen. The benefit of which comes with the PlayStation 5’s more powerful hardware than the aging PlayStation 4.

A sequel to the award-winning Subnautica, Subnautica: Below Zero takes players in the icy and unforgiving Planet 4546B.

Image used courtesy of PlayStation/YouTube Screenshot

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