If you've somehow found this news post in the midst of the Gamescom
rush, you're probably interested in Capybara Games' upcoming game Below
, an adventure title focusing on atmosphere, exploration, survival and combat. Today the developers have released a statement with a touch of bad news and a lot of hope. Essentially, Below
isn't ready for a summer 2016 release like they had hoped, but the quality of the game is of the utmost importance. Capy has also stated they are "going dark" until they can give fans a confirmed release date.
Take your time; I've got a backlog
Sorry for the pun, but you can read the full statement
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.
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.
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.
Thanks for the continued support, and see you on the other side.
If this statement is anything to go by, the next time we bring you news about Below
, it will be to let you know the release date.