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A final update is now available including quality-of-life improvements and small fixes, as well as a new free mode in which players can control J0 the Seal.
Under The Waves soundtrack is now releasing on a first-of-its-kind plastic-free and eco-friendly vinyl.

Watch the game creator’s message for fans here

As an indie team of 19 people, it took us almost 4 years to bring this game to life, and I'm very excited to continue enriching it with this update!” says Ronan Coiffec, Game & Studio Director of Parallel Studio. “The team and I poured our heart into this game. Seeing it in your hands, and knowing the impact is making on players, is the most amazing gift!
Since Under The Waves' release, the team has made several improvements to the overall experience. The last patch includes new accessibility options, following input from the community:

  • Graphic Option to attenuate the Grain
  • Graphic Option to disable the Chromatic Aberration
  • Graphic Option to disable the Letterboxing
  • Graphic Option to disable the Lens Dirt
  • Support of wide screens
All patch details are available now on Steam.

Quantic Dream is also proud to partner with Kid Katana Records to carry its ecological message beyond the video game medium, with a first-ever video game music soundtrack vinyl that is entirely plastic-free. Composed by Nicolas Bredin, the Under The Waves soundtrack is as a true reflection of the game’s narrative, influenced by Icelandic composers such as Valgeir Sigurdsson and Ólafur Arnalds, as well as post-rock bands like Mogwai, Sigur Rós and Radiohead.
To stay true to the game’s environmental commitment and the partnership with Surfrider Foundation Europe to raise awareness for the protection of the ocean and its users, this OST vinyl will be manufactured in Germany using the brand new BioVinyl process developed by one of the leaders in Europe, Optimal Media.
Pre-orders are open now and available here.

The ecological impact of this physical edition has been carefully considered:
  • A plastic-free disc production, with all petroleum in S-PVC replaced by recycling used cooking oil or industrial waste gasses. The ISCC PLUS certification obtained by the manufacturer even guarantees a sustainable supply chain.
  • An eco-friendly packaging made of 100% recycled paper and cardboard and printed with sustainable inks made from plant oils.
  • An eco-friendly design, with Kid Katana Records setting up a minimalist approach throughout the whole design to save the use of paper and ink, with no printed booklet, no large plain-coloured full-surfaces, and only 1 colour used.

Watch the video “How to unlock the J0 Mode” here.
Parallel Studio has added the J0 mode, a new feature allowing players to control the much-beloved sea lion in a dedicated part of the map. With this last addition, the team wanted to offer aquatic enthusiasts and virtual photographers a new way of experiencing the world of Under The Waves. This new mode can be accessed directly from the Under The Waves main menu by typing the Morse code "J0": one dot, eight dashes (achievable by flicking the right analog stick for one short time, followed by eight longer flicks).

To find out more about Under The Waves and upcoming SPOTLIGHT by QUANTIC DREAM releases, visit, and follow @Quantic_Dream and @FromParallel


Quantic Dream is a video game creation studio founded in 1997 by David Cage, based in Paris, France and Montreal, Canada. The unique experiences offered by Heavy Rain™, Beyond: Two Souls™ and Detroit: Become Human™, have touched millions of gamers around the world and won more than 250 international awards. They have greatly contributed to the recognition of interactive storytelling in video games.

Since 2019, Quantic Dream has been a publisher supporting videogame creation and independent creators offering singular and original visions. SPOTLIGHT by QUANTIC DREAM brings them its expertise, its production resources, the necessary financing, and access to international markets and their audiences. In 2022, Quantic Dream embarked on a new stage in its growth by joining NetEase Games, the games division of NetEase, to develop its creative vision and accelerate the development of flagship titles that redefine the interactive experience for gamers worldwide.

Parallel Studio is a French independent video game studio based in Paris, founded by Ronan Coiffec, Nicolas Bredin & Sébastien Renard, three video game industry veterans with over 12 years' experience in AAA productions. The studio is known for developing projects for PC, consoles, smartphones and virtual/augmented reality, with the aim of creating strong immersive experiences, atmospheres and stories based on emotions. The studio has already worked on the award-winning independent game White Night, on Dark Days, a pioneering narrative horror game in virtual reality, and on EqqO, a poetic narrative puzzle game. Parallel Studio recently released its most ambitious and creative project to date, Under The Waves, a game with a strong narrative aspect, combining an original setting with a highly cinematic dimension.
Kid Katana Records is a VGM record label that puts artists in the spotlight and brings them closer to fans. It
covers music creation up to its distribution in all formats (digital, vinyl, CD...). Since 2020, it has released the
soundtracks of Streets of Rage 4 (Yuzo Koshiro, Olivier Deriviere...), TMNT Shredder's Revenge (Tee Lopes),
Vengeful Guardian : Moonrider (Dominic Ninmark), and The Last Spell (The Algorithm).

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