Below for the Xbox One and PC will be delayed again, developer Capybara Games announced. The roguelike title was originally supposed to be released this summer after being delayed out of last summer.
Additionally, instead of “giving you a new, loose release window,” the team will be “going dark” while they “take the time” needed to complete the game so that the next announcement the game receives “has a firm release date.”
“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,” the studio wrote in the same blog post.
“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,” it continues. “We’re sorry we let you down with yet another delay. 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.”