Below was originally supposed to release in 2014. Then it was delayed and supposed to release in 2015. Then it was delayed to summer 2016. Now — once again — Capybara Games has dealt out another delay
The announcement came from a blogpost by the indie developer, where it stated Below would be delayed until further notice.
“We told you Below would be out this summer,” the post reads. “Our team worked hard to make that deadline a reality. But after a strong push, we’ve decided it isn’t ready.
“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.”
Unlike previous times, Capybara has opted to not provide another “new, loose release window,” in favor of a “firm release date” announcement in the near future.
“We’re sorry we let you down with yet another delay,” the post continues. “But in the end, we need to make certain that the hard work we’ve put into this game turns into something you’ll love, and to us that unfortunately means keeping Below in the oven a while longer, until it truly is ready.”
Below is slated to release on Xbox One and PC.
I’ve been dying to play this game for what seems like an eternity. Suffice to say, these loose release windows developers provide have to go. Clearly the game never had a chance to release in 2014, or even 2015.
Tyler Fischer is a Senior Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.