Below Has Been Delayed, Capybara Is Going Dark, But Everything Is Probably Fine
Capybara has released a statement saying that’s its greatly anticipated roguelike Below will not be releasing this summer and it will be going dark until it has something more to say and development shifts up a gear.
Below was originally announced in 2013 by Microsoft during E3 and has been on Xbox One and PC gamer radars ever since. However, the game has been circling on the outskirts for rather a long time, seemingly not ready to launch. We had expected it this summer, but with September drawing close it seems Capybara has decided to take the hit and accept it’s not ready to launch yet.
“We did a lot of soul searching. We knew we wanted to get it into your hands as soon as possible,” said a statement on Capybara‘s site. “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.”
Normally language like this would have us a little concerned, but this seems like a pretty earnest appeal for patience and a genuine effort to get the game to the place it deserves to be. It’s a shame we’ll be waiting longer for Below, but given Capybara’s previous releases it should be worth it.
You can read the full statement on Capybara‘s site.