Craft, survive and escape a tropical island in Stranded Deep, out tomorrow on PS4

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Craft, survive and escape a tropical island in Stranded Deep, out tomorrow on PS4

Scavenge supplies to craft the tools, weapons and shelter that are essential to stay alive in this survival sim

We’re very excited to announce Stranded Deep is coming to PlayStation 4 tomorrow. As a player, you take on the role of a plane crash survivor stranded in the Pacific Ocean. You’ll explore exotic underwater and island environments as you hunt for supplies to craft the tools, weapons, and shelter you’ll need to stay alive.
You’ll experience crazy encounters against sharks, giant squid and other sea creatures. Defend against attacks on land from wild boar, snakes and other native threats. Hunger, thirst, and exposure will work against you as you brave the elements. It shouldn’t and won’t be easy… but if you survive through it all, you can escape! This is something players haven’t been able to do before, so be the first!
On a personal note, when we picked up the controller to play a final approved PS4 build the other night it was… surreal. This is our passion project and first console game finally coming to life. We’ve been working on this game for over 5 years now, a couple of guys out of Brisbane that had jobs in other industries before, but we loved games and we wanted to build something we thought would be fun and people would like to play.

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We had originally planned to publish the game in partnership with our former publisher. Following their closure, we bought back the console rights so that we could publish it ourselves, along with the support of industry friends and the community. It’s been an incredible, crazy journey to finish what we started…
And in these crazy times, we try to keep stuff in perspective… that people are safe and healthy… and we hope that you enjoy playing and persevering in this game as much as we enjoyed persevering and making it.
Stay strong and continue on!

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  • I know the dev’s won’t reply, but it’s worth a shot.

    *is it coop?

    *what price range?

    *is there a link?

    *are you staying safe?

    • The EA-Price on Steam is 15€ / 15$ / 12£, I guess the price for the full release tomorrow will be a bit higher.

      Also there is no online-coop on steam, but split-screen coop. So you can’t expect more from the PS4 version.

    • Im gonna guess 25 dollar

    • pc version only has local co-op only. so i expect it to have couch co-op on ps4

  • This looks really great! I have to buy it and try it out now when Last Of Us Part II is delayed.

    • It looks okay, but will it play and operate with ease? I’m gonna do some research on this game before I make my mind up.


      Unfortunately I will not be buying this game. Its just not up to my standards. That is all I will say.

  • I remember this game was on the store last year but it got pulled quite close to release, I was really looking forward to it. Now it’s back looking better than ever! Great job guys, I can’t wait to give this a try tomorrow.

  • Really hope this include Sweden as well, some games are really late to arrive here, like Coffee Talk.

  • Definitely one for my wishlist – I’ve got Subnautica but surviving against real sea creatures sounds just as challenging!

    • Sam Edwards & Ben Massey

      Great to hear we made the list :) It’s a challenge you can really sink your teeth into! haha!

  • There better be a secret Hatch somewhere on this Island

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  • Bring VR Support ??

  • I was waiting for this game to come to PS4 since forever, and I’m really happy that it made it!

    But I’m really disappointed that it doesn’t have online coop to play with friends.. like nobody wants to survive by themselves, with friends is much more fun. I’ll definitely get it and make my friends get it when it gets the online coop, not the split screen thingy that has it on pc.. hope they implant that fast!

  • This game has been in Early Access for 5 years now and it’s still not done. This is not a full game release, it’s an alpha.

  • What about EST timezone?

  • Are there any plans for an online co-op and do you plan to retroactively introduce new features to the game?

    These survival games made by smaller studios are always fantastic in concept but lacking in execution so I’m dubious on purchasing, I just want my expectations set realistically. If you have some kind of road map you could link that would be encouraging.

  • “This is something players haven’t been able to do before” reading the discretion sounds like subnautica. Switch plane for space ship, sharks for leviathan and we’ll squids are squid craps. Hahah I’m not bashing the game it looks good just it’s not the first water/ island survival sim.

    • No, what they mean is that the game is in Early Access on PC, and there you have not been able to get rescued. Now they have added the “ending” for Ps4. They are just talking about the game itself, they dont claim to be the first with this type of game :)

  • Is there a psvr version? Cause that I would really like to play

  • add psvr support and i will buy it


  • Game made by a fellow Massey!! I have to support you now lol ? I would have anyway, game looks great ?

  • Already bought it and downloading. I honestly can’t wait to play it!

  • Can’t comment on play as can’t invert look etc so game is unplayable making it a waste of money for me and others

  • I can not find this game on the PS store anywhere!!


  • Why is there no option to change the y axis? That’s just Standard in every other game… 20€ for nothing, thank u!

  • I’m soooooo disappointed. I’ve eagerly awaited this release for a long time, and guess what? NO OPTION TO INVERT THE Y-AXIS!!!!!!!! I can’t play it. Trust me guys, this is a HUGE deal to a LOT of players. I’m 50 years old. I’ve been playing video games for 40+ years. My brain and reflexes are beyond trained to “look down” when you push the controller up (like flight controls). I can’t just “adapt” over night. To me, this game is unplayable. Not only am I out $20, but I REALLY WANT TO EXPERIENCE THIS GAME. Will you please add this option in QUICKLY for a future update so many of us can play it?

  • People moaning it’s unplayable because you can’t invert? Jesus… It’s not unplayable is it. I’ve played games before that force invert on you and you can’t swap it back to ‘normal’. I got on with the game and soon enough adapted just fine. Instead of sitting about whinging it’s unplayable, why don’t you just…. play it, and get used to it. It’s not impossible. I’m sure you’ll cope.

    • Really? I highly doubt that there’s a single modern game that forces invert. It’s absolutely a huge oversight. I haven’t played because of it, but I bet it’s a buggy mess if they don’t even get that right

    • Zelda WW forces inverted horizontal axis, there are others. Like I said, after a while you get used to it.

    • Maybe your brain is OK with it. My brain is not. Do you like to write with left hand? Maybe you would suggest chop off the right one to make it easier? Mate, all people are different. If it’s OK for you doesn’t mean it’s OK for others.

  • No y axis inversion. Can’t get a refund even though i played for less than 5 minutes. That 5 minutes was spent looking for inversion. I already know this will be ignored as only positive comments tend to get a response. Money wasted.

  • PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE add the option to invert Y-Axis! I love this game but it’s very difficult and frustrating without it. Also maybe add an option to adjust look sensitivity? PLEASE Devs, patch this.

  • So excited for this game, had heard of it through PC friends of mine (yes, I don’t hold it agaisnt them too much lol). I am having same issue with the invert Y-Axis will this be something that is added after the initial launch of the game on the PSN? My fiancee is fine with it but she’s a convert from PC to Playstation (it just took God of War and Spider-Man haha). The graphics are amazing and I know that as a PC to PS4 game you guys just wanted to get the game to us. So I appreciate that, I know someone back there with the Developer’s was like people are going to be [DELETED] if they can’t invert Y-Axis. So any response on this would be great keep up the good work and until the patch (hopefully) I’ll go back to Doom Eternal. ??

  • Absolutely loved this game on PC. I really hope they add an option to change the sensitivity soon, that’s my only gripe so far :)

  • interested to try it

  • Will this get PSVR support?

  • I was really excited about this game. But i don’t seem to be able to stop paddling the life boat. Whenever i start paddling to check out the other islands, i can’t stand up, release the paddle, get out of the boat or do anything except rowing.

    Is it a bug or is there something i am missing?

    • I was a bit confused by that at first. You have to look back down at the raft and hold square again to release yourself from paddling. Why they couldn’t have just let us press circle to back out of things like every other game in the universe I don’t know

  • Absolutely inexcusable to not have invert y axis option in 2020. For any game coming to consoles in the past ten years at least really. And yes, it literally is unplayable if I hate every second of playing it – I cannot just force myself to play uninverted for one single game.

  • Thanks for the game I can not play after buying it. No inverted controls option makes it impossible for me to play it. Thanks for no refunds policy. Enjoy £16 for nothing at this challenging times.

    The game looks cool. But unplayable on PS4 for those who playing on inverted Y axis.

  • For me the game is unplayable as there is no facility to invert the y-axis so have requested a refund from PS store. There should be a warning about this before purchase as a lot a people will have the same problem. Shame though as the idea seemed promising. ☹️

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