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Capy Games delays Below indefinitely

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Going below decks to finish the game

Exploring a forest in Capybara Games' Below
Exploring a forest in Capybara Games' Below.
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Below developer Capybara Games has pushed back the release of the roguelike-like dungeon-crawler, this time for an unspecified amount of time, the studio announced today.

Capy said in March that it planned to release Below this summer. However, the company said today that although "our team worked hard to make that a reality," the studio "decided [the game] isn’t ready."

"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," Capy wrote in a blog post, describing Below as the studio’s "most ambitious undertaking."

Instead of providing a new estimate for Below’s launch window, Capy is "going dark" while it finishes the game. The next major update will come when the company is ready to announce a "firm release date," the studio said.

Microsoft originally unveiled Below more than three years ago, during the company’s E3 2013 press briefing. At the time, Capy said the game was in development exclusively on Xbox One. The studio later confirmed that it was a timed exclusive on consoles — like the company’s prior game, Super Time Force — and eventually announced a Windows PC version. Following a delay out of its previously announced 2015 release window, Below was scheduled to arrive this summer on both PC and Xbox One.

For more on Below, check out our preview from March.