Below is a Timed Exclusive for Xbox One

Capybara Games, best known as the makers of Super Time Force and Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery have announced that their upcoming game, Below, will only be exclusive to the Xbox One for a period of time.

When the game was first announced at Microsoft’s presentation at E3, it was assumed that the game would be a permanent exclusive to the Xbox One. However, that is not the case as Capybara explains that the game will be available on other platforms after its exclusivity period with Microsoft has lapsed.

“Like many games on stage at E3, Below will be available on the Xbox One first. Then, after a period of time, CAPY can bring it elsewhere,” wrote Nathan Vella and Kris Piotrowski of Capybara Games. “It’s always been this way.”

“We’ve said it many times before, but it is worth repeating: working with Microsoft Studios has been great, and they deserve real kudos for putting our dreamy roguelike-inspired game of exploration and discovery in the spotlight at E3… and we are certain they’ll continue to do more of that going forward. This clarification is about answering our fans, and shouldn’t reflect negatively on Microsoft or Xbox One – they’ve been the biggest CAPY supporters out there (and also lets face it: Titanfall and Halo are going to be crazy delicious game magic). The Xbox 360 has been a great home for marquee downloadable games, and we believe this is something that will continue, and grow, over the years on Xbox One.”

It’s unknown whether other games shown at the event, including Dead Rising 3, are similarly timed exclusives, but this is one game that’s going to be heading elsewhere beyond the Xbox One.

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2 Comments on Below is a Timed Exclusive for Xbox One


On August 8, 2013 at 7:25 pm

Sounds like Microsoft wrote their script and told them to go out there and make it happen. No sucking up here.


On August 9, 2013 at 6:37 am

This is just like dlc on the 360. You get it a month or so early and nobody else gets it until microsofts premium has run out. Microsoft’s only prayer is developers are like bethseda’s skyrim dlc and take absolutely forever to be ported to other platforms.