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While it's sad we don't have Subnautica, it seems we will be getting to explore the oceans with Beyond Blue [Official Site, Steam] due out next year.

Beyond Blue, from the developer of Never Alone plans to release in "Early 2019" with Linux support. Check out the trailer below:

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Looks absolutely gorgeous and it's going to be more of a factual game than a fantasy. According to Engadget, it's inspired by the BBC's Blue Planet II series (which was excellent watching) and they've been talking to scientists about it too.

For additional confirmation, they replied to our Twitter message about Linux support to confirm it with a simple "Yes indeed!".

About the game:

Set in the near future, players will probe the mysteries of our ocean through the eyes of Mirai, the lead on a newly formed research team that will use groundbreaking technologies to see, hear, and sense the ocean in a more meaningful way than has ever been attempted and sense the soul of some of the world’s most magnificent and intelligent creatures. The game will feature both an evocative narrative and high level resource management, challenging the player to make high-stakes decisions and prioritize which objectives can be successfully achieved during the crew’s expedition.

You can follow and wishlist it on Steam.  I could easily see myself losing hours to this!

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melkemind 15 June 2018 at 10:40 am UTC
This sounds cool. I hope there's a "free explore" mode where you don't have to worry about resource management. That sounds too much like a job.
Nanobang 15 June 2018 at 10:44 am UTC
Yay, under-ocean swimmin' explorin' game on Linux! Oh, and one minor correction. Where it says, "While it's sad we don't have Subnautica ... " I'm pretty sure it should read, "While it's a travesty and fucking ridiculous we don't have Subnautica ... "


Last edited by Nanobang at 15 June 2018 at 10:45 am UTC
ZombieBarricades 15 June 2018 at 11:28 am UTC
I'm very interested in this. I think it'll be one of those games that I'll play on my projector for the immersion.
Micromegas 15 June 2018 at 11:45 am UTC
This looks interesting. If the game captures the diversity of ocean life (perhaps even scientifically correct!) and combines it with interesting and usable game mechanics it really could be(come) something awesome.

Wishlisted with a faint hope it might come to Linux, I probably can de-wishlist Subnautica now.
PublicNuisance 15 June 2018 at 12:09 pm UTC
I enjoyed Never Alone so I am looking forward to this. Hopefully it sees a DRM free release like Never Alone did. Those that wish to see one can vote here:

https://www.gog.com/wishlist/games/beyond_blue
Shmerl 15 June 2018 at 12:58 pm UTC
What's the story with Aquanox Deep Descent by the way? They said in the past, that Linux version is a possibility.
Mohandevir 15 June 2018 at 1:05 pm UTC
Nice! Wishlisted!
Julius 15 June 2018 at 1:09 pm UTC
Definitly looking forward to that! Seems a bit more like ABZU though?

@Shmerl: As a backer I somewhat recently got an email about some Aquanox multiplayer test or so if I recall correctly. Taking much longer than expected I guess but still on track?
Shmerl 15 June 2018 at 1:24 pm UTC
Julius@Shmerl: As a backer I somewhat recently got an email about some Aquanox multiplayer test or so if I recall correctly. Taking much longer than expected I guess but still on track?

But they didn't include Linux in the campaign goals, so I assume it's not going to come out at release time? Did they mention anything about further plans?
Shmerl 15 June 2018 at 1:26 pm UTC
Just the checked Beyond Blue site - it's fancy, I like the interactive visuals where you can change the camera view I hope they'll release the game on GOG too.


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