Below, former Xbox One exclusive, heading to Steam

below-bannerIt’s not often that a peviously exclusive game becomes available on a new platform before the game is even released.  But that the situation we have with Below, the new title from CapyGames, best known for their brilliant Swords and Sworcery.  You’ll soon be able to play Below, even if you aren’t lucky enough to own an Xbox One.  Read on for the details.

You might remember Below from last year’s Microsoft E3 presentation.  At the time, it was announced as an exclusive title to Xbox One, much to the chagrin to those like me who were fond of CapyGames, but didn’t picture themselves buying an Xbox One anytime soon.  A few months later, CapyGames clarified that Below would only be a timed exclusive for Xbox One.  Meaning that, once the timed exclusivity runs out, CapyGames will able to release Below on other platforms.

Now, we know that Steam will be one of those platforms.  CapyGames don’t like to do anything the old fashioned way, though.  So instead of announcing that Below is headed to Steam with a press release, they unveiled a new trailer instead.  Check it out below… get it?  “Below?”

So it’s safe to say I’m pretty excited for this game.  The last time CapyGames and Jim Guthrie collaborated on a project, they created Swords and Sworcery, which was one of the best games I’ve played in years.  The combination of beautiful graphics, innovative storytelling, and superb soundtrack formed something truly unique, and I’m excited to see if they can capture that same magic again.

There’s no release date for Below yet, but we’ll keep you updated.

About the Author: (@Joe_of_the_Dead) Lead Editor, Writer

Joe was born in a time of war. A console war. Two electronic titans were locked in a heated battle for the living rooms of America. Which titans, you ask? Well, the Fairchild Channel F and the Atari 2600 of course. You see, Joe is old. So many of his favorite games tend to be on the older side as well. But that hasn’t stopped him from developing unhealthy obsessions with such modern franchises as Halo and Mass Effect. Just don’t tell him how long it’s been since the original Metroid was released. His aging heart can’t take the shock.

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