Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

PUBG’s parent company has acquired the studio behind Subnautica

PUBG publisher Krafton has added Subnautica creator Unknown Worlds to its portfolio. The studio will continue to work independently on the ongoing updates of Subnautica and Subnautica: Below Zero, and will also develop a new “genre-defined game” scheduled for early access in 2022.

“It quickly became clear how closely Unknown Worlds and Krafton worked together in their thinking about games and game development,” said Charlie Cleveland, CEO of Unknown Worlds. Press release..

“Both Subnautica and PUBG started humbly and evolved successfully through constant iteration and feedback. We want to bring a new game to the world stage, and with Krafton we take a big step. We are really looking forward to our future together. “

Subnautica: Below zero screenshot

Unknown Worlds is Krafton’s sixth studio, joining PUBG Studios, Striking Distance Studios, Bluehole Studio, RisingWings and Dreammotion. Unknown Worlds maintains its current structure and leadership team and continues to employ developers around the world.

“Unknown Worlds is a highly skilled and passionate developer with an unparalleled talent for creativity and a proven track record of building successful player-driven worlds,” Krafton CEO CH Kim said in a release. rice field. “Krafton will spare no effort to help them. They share the goal of not only strengthening our development capabilities, but also creating a unique experience for viewers around the world.”

Check out IGN’s Subnautica review for our views on undersea survival sims.

Samantha Nelson is an IGN freelance writer. Find her on twitter samanthanelson1.