Below delayed again, studio ‘going dark’ to finish project

Ben Parfitt
Below delayed again, studio ‘going dark’ to finish project

Indie title Below is now without a release date.

The game was revealed way back in 2013 as part of Microsoft's E3 2013 Xbox One showcase. However, developer Capy has now said that it doesn't have a planned release date and now plans to retreat from the limelight to get the game up to scratch.

We told you Below would be out this summer. Our team worked hard to make that deadline a reality. But after a strong push, we've decided it isn't ready,” it stated.

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. Making games is hard but rewarding work. Accepting, even after this long development, that the game needs more time is difficult, but it's important that we are honest with ourselves as creators, and with you, the players.”

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