Subnautica: Below Zero gets new gameplay during Sony's State of Play

By Heidi Nicholas,
New gameplay footage for Subnautica: Below Zero was shown during Sony's State of Play, showing off the game's colourful world and detailing its PS5 advantages.


We were shown a mix of gameplay footage and photo mode shots captured on PS5, with the Below Zero team confirming that the game will run at 4K at 60FPS in Performance mode. Developer Unknown Worlds was keen to highlight the benefits of playing Below Zero on PS5, mentioning the haptic feedback from the DualSense controller. Over on the PlayStation Blog, Unknown Worlds' community manager Donya Abramo adds that "with the haptic feedback system, you’ll receive visual and audio cues linked to key game moments, or when you’re using tools and vehicles. We’re excited for you to try Below Zero with this additional integration, which has enhanced some already terrifying and tense moments!"

Below Zero is set a year after Subnautica, and has you heading back to Planet 4546B to investigate the mystery of what happened to the research crew — which includes your sister — which had been stationed there. You'll need to explore, craft, and fight to survive on such a hostile planet, reading up on all logs and databanks you can find to learn a little more about what really happened on Planet 4546B.

Subnautica: Below Zero launches on May 14th for PS4 and PS5. If you own the original Subnautica on PS4, you can upgrade to the PS5 version for free. A free PS5 upgrade will also be available if you buy Below Zero on PS4.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!