Below has been a long time coming. The game was originally announced during Xbox One’s E3 2013 show, and we haven’t gotten to its launch to this day, more than five years later. It was a case of it being announced too early, but the developers, Capybara Games, have continued to chip away at it all this time. And this year, they plan on finally launching it.
Capybara co-founder Nathan Vella said as much in an interview with Engadget, noting that not only does the studio intend to ship Below this year, but also plans on making two new game announcements. “I’m just starting to come to the realization of what’s left in 2018,” Vella says. “We’re only halfway through and I’m like, ‘Aww, I’ve gotta fit everything into the last half?’”
As for what those two new games are, they will be announced some time during August- and they may not necessarily be Xbox One exclusive like Below is, either.
“We’re super interested in getting on all kinds of platforms, like we’ve always been really big into doing stuff on everywhere. So, some of the new stuff is not necessarily the same platforms that we’ve been working on in the recent past, which is really fun for the team,” Vella said.
Whatever they are, I hope they look as great as Below has so far- speaking of which, I also hope Below does end up launching this year, and that when it does, it is worth the years-long wait (much like Cuphead, another indie game with a protracted development cycle that launched last year at last, and turned out to be great in the end).