Long-awaited 'Below' gets gorgeous Xbox One X footage

Below was initially teased close to the original Xbox One's reveal, and since then has been delayed numerous times. Recently, the developer said that it expected to launch the title in 2018. However, we haven't had a chance to see the most recent build of the game in action until now.

Capybara Games showcased extended gameplay footage at PAX East 2018 a few days ago. Below runs at 4K 60 FPS on Xbox One X so it looks as sharp and smooth as ever on Microsoft's new console.

The 25 minutes of Xbox One X footage is gorgeous to say the least, but reveals new details about the game. For example, we get a good look at the inventory and loot systems. There are also a lot of other complex mechanics in place like crafting and cooking which help you become stronger and survive for longer. Lastly, instead of simply exploring a cave like the initial reveal, it's apparent that there are many different environments to traverse.

Below is a top-down roguelike game which focuses on exploration and melee combat. You're tasked with exploring a network of underground areas as you acquire better gear. However, death is permanent and once you're killed, you have to start the game from the beginning. The more you play, the more you learn, and can hopefully complete the game on your next attempt. The game is an Xbox One console exclusive also in development for PC.

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Asher Madan

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