Revealed in a brand new trailer for its sequel today, the team confirmed at the end that those who own a digital or physical version of the original game will be able to upgrade for free. No release date was confirmed for this release, but we checked with the developer themselves and the original Subnautica will launch digitally and physically on May 14, 2021, with the free upgrade also available on the same day.
The best part is that the game was actually available as a part of Sony’s Play At Home scheme, so if you picked it up for free last month, you now will get the PS5 version for free.
You can catch the full trailer for the sequel, Subnautica: Below Zero below and also read up here about how it is set to take advantage of the PS5’s hardware.
Subnautica is available now on PS4 and is playable on PS5 via backwards compatibility. A native PS5 version of the game is set to release on May 14, 2021.