Earlier in the year, there were rumblings that the highly acclaimed seafaring survival game, Subnautica, was making its way to PlayStation 4. In a new announcement on the PlayStation Blog, developer Panic Button is porting the game across to Sony's console, and will be released this winter.

Adam Creighton of Panic Button explains the game's premise: "In the 22nd century, humanity is beginning to colonise planets. You are on a mission to find a missing ship when a massive energy pulse sends you crashing into the planet. You find yourself stranded in your damaged escape pod on an alien, mostly-ocean planet. Now it’s your job to find a way home."

He continues: "Scour the planet to find food, water, and materials to make the equipment you’ll need to survive, from knives to diving gear, high-tech watercraft, and more. Over time, you will build your own unique base of operations on the sea floor, with various layouts, components, and environmental factors."

After being in early access for a long time on PC, the eventual final version of the game went on to pick up a very healthy 87 metascore. It's certainly fresh territory for the survival genre, and with a huge open ocean to explore, it sounds very intriguing indeed. Are you excited for Subnautica swimming to PS4 this year? Dive into the comments and let us know.

[via blog.eu.playstation.com, youtube.com]