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Subnautica to receive free next-gen upgrade

Subnautica is a much loved open-world survival game first released in early access all the way back in 2014, before later coming to consoles at the tail end of 2018. With its sequel, Subnautica: Below Zero set to release in just over two weeks time, the developers have revealed that the original release will be getting a free next-gen upgrade.

At last night’s State of Play, which was primarily focused on the upcoming Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Subnautica: Below Zero was given a new trailer, showcasing its PS5 specific enhancements such as 4K resolution and 60fps gameplay.

As an aside alongside this trailer, the developers ‘Unknown Worlds Entertainment’ revealed that the first game in the series, which originally came out on consoles in December of 2018 would be getting a next-gen patch bringing it in line with the upcoming sequel.

Furthermore, all owners of the first game will be able to upgrade to the next-gen version entirely for free, regardless of whether you have a physical disc or digital copy (though you will require a disc-based PS5 for the physical upgrade).

Subnautica was recently made available for free to all PlayStation owners as part of the console manufacturer’s Play at Home initiative, making this free upgrade even more exciting, especially as players won’t have to wait long – with the free upgrade arriving the same day as the sequel’s release: the 14th of May.

KitGuru says: Are you excited for Subnautica: Below Zero? Did you pick up the first game as part of the Play at Home program? What other older games do you want to see get upgraded? Let us know down below.

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