Subnautica has been in development for years now, and many Xbox One owners are frustrated by the fact that it's still a broken experience on Xbox Game Preview. Recently, the developer partnered with Panic Button Games to speed up development of the console port. You might recognize Panic Button from the recent Nintendo Switch versions of Doom and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.
According to recent post by the official Subnautica account on Twitter, the game should release on December 4, 2018 on Xbox One. Those who already own the Xbox Game Preview build will automatically receive the 1.0 patch that day. However, it may not launch on December 4 because the developers said that there might be a "last minute catastrophic failure." You can read excepts from the post below.
Hopefully Subnautica will launch on December 4. Given the experience of teams like Panic Button and Gearbox Publishing behind it, there shouldn't be any last-minute delays. However, only time will tell because the game has had a troubled development cycle on console.
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