Everything’s better down where it’s wetter
Subnautica has been wildly popular since it’s official launch earlier this year and its early access before it. In it, the player the sole survivor of a crash which leaves them stranded on the ocean-planet the game takes place on. Right from the get-go, the player is isolated and remains that way for the rest of the game. Fortunately for lonely players, mod creator Sunrunner has created a Subnautica multiplayer mode called Nitrox. It should be noted that Sunrunner admits that the mod is in “very early stages of development.”
The mod is still new, but it has the basics that allow players to play alongside friends. It includes features that you would expect from a playable multiplayer game such as a chat system, item dropping/picking up sync, player movement, client/server communication, etc.. A full list of Sunrunners accomplishments in this mod can be found on NexusMods. Since the focus has been on the mod itself, there is no simple install method. Sunrunner even describes this process as “not for the faint of heart.”
What is the future of this mod?
That has not scared some people, however. As of right now, Nitrox has been downloaded over 36,000 times. From the multiplayer trailer released by Sunrunner, a second player appears, but it is not yet clear if the mod will support more than one extra player, or if it will at any point. Developer Unknown Worlds Entertainment has commented on the mod, supporting it, but saying that getting it working as well as the single-player version will be very difficult. The mod is only available for the PC version, so console players, you will still have to play with your- I mean, play on your own. Hopefully, Unknown Worlds Entertainment will take note from Sunrunner’s hard work and implement a multiplayer expansion of their own.
How does this mod look to you? Do you think you will look into it further down the line? Or will you try your hand at it tomorrow? Let us know down below in the comments. And stay up to date with all our Subnautica news on our site.
Source: PC Gamer