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Third Subnautica Game Confirmed by Developer Unknown Worlds

"Unknown Worlds is seeking a Senior Narrative Designer to join the team working on the next game in the Subnautica universe."
"Unknown Worlds is seeking a Senior Narrative Designer to join the team working on the next game in the Subnautica universe." / Image courtesy of Unknown Worlds

Unknown Worlds, the video game studio credited for developing and publishing Subnautica (2018) and Subnautica: Below Zero (2021), is hiring for "the next game in the Subnautica universe" (H/T The Loadout).

On April 7, Unknown Worlds posted a new job opening for a senior narrative designer that would join the team already working on the third title in the Subnautica series.

"This person will collaborate closely with the team to tell compelling, dramatic stories in the context of the game experience," the Unknown Worlds job posting reads, "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."

Considering the fact that Unknown Worlds specifically mentions the "Subnautica universe" and a "new science fiction world and its alien inhabitants" does make it interesting to track whether or not the upcoming title will also take place on Planet 4546B.

In recent years, the first two Subnautica titles have been hits of the open-world survival adventure genre by inviting players to build habitats, craft tools and dive deeper into the secrets of the watery alien world.

Now, it appears this third Subnautica title is looking to deliver on the same formula and then some, with the ideal candidate for the job being someone who is familiar with "open-world games and the process of developing narrative in the context of an open-ended, player-driven experience," and has "experience working on live projects or episodic content."

Additionally, it is worth mentioning that Subnautica and Subnautica Below Zero are both available on Xbox Game Pass, so it will be interesting to track if the new title follows the same pattern as well.

Of course, Unknown Worlds is also hard at work on another upcoming title at moment. As announced back in October 2021 after being acquired by PUBG Corporation parent company Krafton, the studio is working on a new "genre-defining game" that is slated to launch in early access in 2022.

According to their jobs page, Unknown Worlds is also looking to hire an "accomplished 3D environment artist to work on a new unannounced franchise."