Below, the next game from Capy (Sword & Sworcery, Super Time Force), was meant to be out this Summer! Now it’s not. Now it will be out...well, one day.
Announcing the delay on their site, they say “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.”
It’s not often you see a game delayed like this. Normally, you get a new ballpark figure that takes the place of the last ballpark figure. This is disappointing, sure, but it’s also nice and honest! And if the wait makes the game better, then everybody is a winner.