Unknown Worlds have announced that the Silent Running update is coming to Subnautica on Xbox One, hopefully within the next few weeks. This news comes via the game’s official website, which states:
Subnautica is a Big Game™. The sheer volume of textures, models, animations, code, and other assets is very, very large. So large, in fact, that we have started to run up against some limits ingrained in Unity. Unity is a ‘game engine’ that we use to help create Subnautica.
To get around those limits, we have been modifying Unity. The modifications are working on our Windows and Mac versions, but have caused serious problems, including crashes, for the Xbox One version. We can’t release Silent Running on Xbox One until we resolve those problems.
Roughly, we think we will be able to release Silent Running in ‘a couple of weeks.’ We know that’s a very loose time frame, and we wish we could be more accurate.
As soon as we have a solid release window, we’ll be sure to keep you all in the loop. Until then, stay tuned for more info.