Has xbox been abandoned?

NiitroglycerineNiitroglycerine Members Join Date: 2018-02-20 Member: 237992Posts: 4 Fully active user
Hi all,

I bought subnautica ages ago, loved it but unplayable bugs made me put it down last year.
I decided to have another go at it and I now have 40 hours across two saves that I cannot access.
This game is actually UNPLAYABLE? And has been since purchase now?
I see other posts, many other posts saying the same thing regarding saves, yet there doesn't seem to be any response from the devs?

Any info would be great, if it's been canned I'd rather know so I can go for a refund



  • BlindGuardianBlindGuardian CanadaMembers Join Date: 2016-05-27 Member: 217604Posts: 116 Advanced user
    Nope. They posted this June 6th:

    "We're working on performance improvements, especially terrain optimizations which should help with I/O issues (which the Xbox and low-end machines suffer from the most). This has taken quite a long time, as well as trying to upgrade to Unity 2018. Upgrading the engine can give us some more more performance improvements but again, it's not a simple thing to do. Upgrading engines breaks many things, so you have to rebuild stuff you've already built without breaking anything else.

    So yes we're still working on Xbox stuff. It just takes time to get deep into things."

    Then this on June 28:

    "It's in Game Preview for this reason; we're still working on performance issues. We wont be releasing '1.0' until we're happy with performance.

    The game is exactly the same as the PC version, including all the exact same content. There is no difference between the two currently. "

    Source: https://forums.unknownworlds.com/discussion/comment/2385499#Comment_2385499

    It hasn't been abandoned or canned, I wish there was more updates or information as well, but they are still working on it and I'd rather they do that then comb the forums all the time.

    As far as save data goes I have no idea, I have been here since day 1 on the Xbox and even my first, original saves work to this day.
  • NiitroglycerineNiitroglycerine Members Join Date: 2018-02-20 Member: 237992Posts: 4 Fully active user
    Thanks alot for the response!! I'd hunted for some answers but had no luck so good to hear this!!
    Is a really enjoyable game so I hope it gets there.

    As for the save bug, after having two saves corrupt (one 30hrs in the other about 10) I did alot of hunting online and found lots of people with similar issues, but no single cause. It's just made me not want to invest time in it until I know its not going to corrupt on me or the like.

    Here's to hoping! Would love to finish someday!

    Thanks again for the info, and putting my mind at ease ^^
  • ben_morganben_morgan New YorkMembers Join Date: 2018-07-09 Member: 242057Posts: 3 Freshly registered user
    Bro, google can help you)
  • 0x6A72320x6A7232 USMembers Join Date: 2016-10-06 Member: 222906Posts: 5,259 Advanced user
    tl;dr: no. Q: why haven't they hired a ton more developers and expanded (to include faster updates for XB1 & PC)? A: Dunno. Maybe there was a lot of debt to pay off after Subnautica? Or they have something else up their sleeve??
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  • OathswornOathsworn NuneatonMembers Join Date: 2016-12-21 Member: 225271Posts: 26 Advanced user
    There latest tweet, and news is, they've hired a company called Panic Button Games, see link https://unknownworlds.com/subnautica/accelerating-subnautica-xbox-development/
    Copy into your browser for full story. They apparently have experience of working with XB1, architecture, so hopefully in the very near future, we'll have all the updates and then move to full release.
  • TheBoss097TheBoss097 Members Join Date: 2018-04-25 Member: 240313Posts: 13 Fully active user
    Yeah, Panic Button is really speeding things up, from what I've heard, I will try out Subnautica again soon
  • TheBoss097TheBoss097 Members Join Date: 2018-04-25 Member: 240313Posts: 13 Fully active user
    But no, they will not be abandoning Xbox
  • jamesfernandesjamesfernandes USAMembers Join Date: 2018-07-22 Member: 242406Posts: 1 Freshly registered user
    i am not able to create topic so i am just typing my issue here please dont mind people,some moderaters would help me
    if they see this,
    I've had the absolute worst case scenario trying to enjoy my Xbox One X. I bought one a few weeks after launch and pretty quickly started to have problems. I'd often get E102 or E105 errors that would require me to factory reset my console, sometimes it would even freeze once I'd try and select factory reset and I'd need to wait about an hour or so to actually perform the reset. Then about 5 or 6 hours later I would have to do it again.

    So I sent my X in for repair and got it back 2 weeks later and it still wasn't working. So I did the advanced replacement program and my new One X worked for about a month until it started to have the same exact problems. Every day I need to completely reset my Xbox and start from scratch, and it's even more frustrating because it won't work if I don't erase all my games and apps.

    What am I doing wrong? I'm plugged directly into the wall, no surge protector or power strip, and my console is in a well-ventilated space. I'm apprehensive to talk to Xbox Support again because I've already talked to them over a dozen times and I get the feeling they don't believe me.

    It's really a nightmare, I just want to play my Xbox but it's been an exhausting problem for months. Does anyone have any solutions? It's certainly possible that I got my hands on a pair of screwy consoles but I'd like to make sure that I'm not doing something wrong myself.

    Any help is much appreciated! Thanks!

    Update: I’m sending this one in for repair too, fingers crossed it’s actually fixed this time.

    Update #2: So today my Xbox arrived at the repair center and I checked my email to notice that the serial number was incorrect. I contacted Xbox chat and requested to see my chat log because I was certain I gave the correct serial number but I wanted to be sure before I confronted them. They told me they were unable to give that to me, for some reason, so I'll be saving all of my chat logs with them. They said they checked themselves though and noticed that I did say the correct serial number and they were incorrect. Though I won't know until tomorrow whether or not things will work out.

    Update: When my Xbox One X arrived it worked fine this time! Frustrating to go through all this but I’m glad it’s working now!

  • barrysingh102barrysingh102 nevadaMembers Join Date: 2019-11-17 Member: 255647Posts: 1 Freshly registered user
    Microsoft has sensationally abandoned its controversial plans to restrict the sharing of Xbox One games, and has also removed daily online authentication requirements for its forthcoming console. ... There will now be no limits on gifting, re-selling, sharing or renting Xbox One game titles.
  • JAZZYFORSUBNAUTICAJAZZYFORSUBNAUTICA Members Join Date: 2018-05-01 Member: 240453Posts: 126 Advanced user
    Hey lets be honest that Reapers gonna getcha. (Im Jazzed for subnautica, im not going for president)
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