The road to release for Capybara Games’ Below has been long, and it’s about to get a little longer. The studio announced via blog post that their ambitious Xbox One and Windows PC adventure has been delayed indefinitely.
Originally revealed way back at E3 2013, Below has been scheduled for several release windows, but nothing definitive. The rouge-like title was slated to release in 2015 at one point, and more recently, was supposed to launch this summer. Since we are in August, though, it was fairly obvious the title was going to miss that window as well.
Rather than let us stew and wait, Capy Games decided to come right out and announce the indefinite delay.
We did a lot of soul searching. We knew we wanted to get it into your hands as soon as possible. We knew the game was there, and we’re super proud of it, but we also knew it needed more time to make sure it lives up to our studio’s standards, and the quality that you expect from our games. From the very beginning, BELOW has been our most ambitious undertaking, and we’re just not quite done excavating its depths, or polishing all of its facets.
Instead of giving you a new, loose release window, we will be going dark while we take the time that we need to complete BELOW without compromise. The next time you see a major BELOW update, that means our game has a firm release date, which we’ll share.
For the many that have been looking forward to exploring the world of Below, this is pretty upsetting. However, as has been proven many times, it’s better to wait for a finished title than be dealt an unfinished one early. I’m sure Capy Games knows this news will frustrate fans, but they wouldn’t have done it if they didn’t have a reason to.
The next time we hear about Below will be when we get a release date, so stay tuned.
Source: Capybara Games