Rejoice, Subnautica fans, for Unknown Worlds Entertainment has officially revealed Subnautica 3! Still early in development, but still! At some point in the future, we’re finally getting another video game trip to 4546B!
Subnautica: Work in Progress
Unknown Worlds Entertainment, the developer behind the Subnautica games, has just announced on Twitter that they’re “seeking a Senior Narrative Designer to work with us to help shape the next game in the Subnautica universe”. Apparently, they want to hire someone to write the story for Subnautica 3. The full description of the job on their website contains more details below:
“Unknown Worlds is seeking a Senior Narrative Designer to join the team working on the next game in the Subnautica universe. This person 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. This person has a unique opportunity to join the team early in development and help establish the narrative direction for a beloved franchise.”
You can, in fact, apply for this job right now on Unknown Worlds.com. Do you want to write the story for Subnautica 3, and work on the voice work and lore for it? Maybe even write a biology entry in the PDA database for yourself? Then perhaps this job might be for you.
Sadly, Unknown Worlds gives no further details about Subnautica 3 in this Twitter post. It’s just too early in development for that sort of thing. However, we can glean quite a few details just from their job offering.
Subnautica 3: Speculation [Spoilers For Subnautica: Below Zero]
One of the preferences listed to be a Senior Narrative Designer for Subnautica 3 states that the person applying for the job has to have “[f]amiliarity with open-world games and the process of developing narrative in the context of an open-ended, player-driven experience”. This suggests that like Subnautica: Below Zero, the third game will feature a nonlinear story, in which the player’s choices alter the story dialogue and other events.
If that’s the case, then perhaps Subnautica 3 might expand on the nonlinear, open story of Below Zero. The previous Subnautica game had the same ending regardless of the choices you made in the story. However, this third game might change that, and allow for multiple endings. Again, depending on the player’s choices and actions in the game. It could mean that this third Subnautica game could have a very complex story indeed. Hopefully, with us finding out the fates of Robin and Al-An from Below Zero.
Heck, maybe Subnautica 3 will even take place on the Architects’ homeworld? We saw a glimpse of that homeworld at the end of Below Zero, so that could be the setting for the next game. We might even find out what happened to all of the other Architects, and explore their world’s ecosystems at the same time. This is just speculation until we hear anything official from Unknown Worlds Entertainment. Take it with a grain of salt.