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 would "go dark" until the team had more information to share. Well, it seems like that day has arrived after all these months.
In an interview between Capybara Games and Engadget, more details about the project were revealed. Creative director Kris Piotrowski said the following when asked about a concrete release date.
Engadget was able to confirm that the game now runs at 4K resolution and 60 FPS on the Xbox One X. This is a significant leap for the visuals because this means that the game should look crisp even on 4K displays. Upscaling 1080p images gives games a blurry appearance.
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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excited, been waiting for this game since original reveal back in 2013. I hope it's a PlayAnywhere title.
I didn't know this game was still coming...
Omg I'm so happy
Long awaited Below is still awaited.
This game looks pretty awesome
Looks awesome, looking forward to playing it 👍🏼
Looks like I'll be buying this instead of that clusterfudge of a disaster from Paradox.
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