‘Under The Waves’ Release Date, Platforms & Game Length

Under The Waves

From publisher Quantic Dream and developer Parallel Studio comes this narrative-driven adventure game about the engulfing power of grief.

The game, which is set in the depths of the North Sea in a techno-futuristic version of the 1970s, puts you in the shoes (or flippers) of a professional diver named Stan who retreats into underwater exile after experiencing a life-changing loss.

During the game, you will explore caves, wrecks, and underwater plants; follow the mysterious manifestations of Stan’s memories; and collect materials and craft equipment that will help this sad soul navigate further on his self-discovery expedition.

Official synopsis (source):

“A love letter to the oceans, Under The Waves invites you to dive into a gorgeous underwater world, brought to life in a poetic blend of cinematic visuals and poignant storytelling. Live a gripping story through Stan’s eyes and guide him through an unforeseen series of events that will bring him deeper and deeper into the abyss, the reflection of his own psyche.”


  • A surreal voyage under the waves
  • Craft equipment to help Stan explore further
  • Dive through gorgeous underwater environments
  • A unique setting full of mysteries
  • Atmospheric soundtrack

Are you looking forward to playing this calming but sorrowful adventure? Let us know in the comments below. 

What platforms is Under The Waves releasing on?

Under The Waves is releasing on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S on August 29, 2023.

Under The Waves PC Specs


    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5-4460 – AMD Ryzen 3 120
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 960 – AMD RX 460
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: These specs are not final and are to be refined closer to release

Is Under The Waves single-player or multiplayer?

Just like Stan, the game’s main protagonist, you will be discovering the underwater setting of this title’s setting alone. As such, you shouldn’t expect any multiplayer modes within this narrative-driven exploration game. 

Will Under The Waves have achievements?

Yes, the game will have achievements. To find out what these will be, visit True Achievements closer to the game’s release date. 

Will Under The Waves have any DLC?

No downloadable content has been announced for Under The Waves and we don’t expect any DLC will become available.

While we don’t think there will be any DLC, you could sign up for updates on the game’s blog page for further announcements. 

How long is Under The Waves

According to information found online, the game will offer up a broad ocean scape to explore, so we don’t think this will be a short title. That being said, we don’t think it will be particularly long either, but we’re guessing the game’s length will be around 10-12 hours with an additional couple of hours of playtime for those looking to achieve 100% completion. 

This is only an estimate as the game’s length hasn’t been announced. We expect more information will be released nearer to the game’s release date. 

Under The Waves trailer

Are you looking forward to Under The Waves? Will you be picking this game up on launch day? Let us know in the comments below.


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