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' Subnautica ' is the next game from the dev behind  Natural Selection 2
'Subnautica' is the next game from the dev behind Natural Selection 2
December 16, 2013 | By Mike Rose

December 16, 2013 | By Mike Rose
More: Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing

Newsbrief: Unknown Worlds, the studio behind team-based shooter Natural Selection 2, says that it has stumbled across a new genre of video game while messing around with underwater game prototypes.

The studio today teased a new project called Subnautica, which it says combines role-playing, sandbox, exploration and cinematic game elements to create an entirely unique experience.

Whether this will truly be the case remains to be seen -- there's only concept art and slithers of a soundtrack to witness as-of-yet -- but given how intriguing Natural Selection 2 ended up being, it looks like a project that's worth following.

More information can be found on the Unknown Worlds blog.

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Chris Dias
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Call me a skeptic, but combining role-playing, sandbox, exploration & cinematic game (whatever the hell that is) elements doesn't sound like it'll create an "entirely unique experience" worth calling a new genre.

Freek Hoekstra
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well they did invent the FPS Strategy combination when they made the original natural Selection, so I'm going to give them atleast some credit. also if they truly did invent something new, it makes sense not to share the secret immmediately so taht other companies with bigger budgets can immediately copy the concept.

Jesse Tucker
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If you were to put all of those descriptions together, I'd say that accurately describes Skyrim.

Alex Boccia
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not sure about new genre but a deep sea game is all I could possibly want

Ardney Carter
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" there's only concept art and slithers of a soundtrack to witness as-of-yet"

Did you mean "slivers of a soundtrack" or is the audio indeed a collection of recorded snake movements? ;)

[edit] edited for clarity

Steven An
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Hi all, Steve here, technical lead on Subnautica. The claims of an entirely new genre are exaggerated, and that's not really what we're aiming for. We definitely are aiming to create an experience that is special, but whether or not it's an entirely new genre...well, who the hell knows :)