Below Is A Timed Xbox One Exclusive

It looks like fans of Capybara Games – most famous for the charming Swords & Sworcery iOS game – who don’t fancy an Xbox One might merely have a little wait on their hands, when it comes to Below.

Speaking on their blog, Nathan Vella and Kris Piotrowski revealed that, “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. It’s always been this way.”


Certainly an interesting and revealing way of putting things, this indicates that Microsoft are indeed continuing with their Xbox 360 policies. If you wish to have your game published on Xbox One via Microsoft Studios, then you must enter into a period of exclusivity. It’s something which we have seen time and again, with games like Castle Crashers and Fez locked to the Xbox platform.

The blog post continues, “At CAPY, our goal has always been simple: Create unique, beautiful video games that we love… and bring them wherever there is an audience (and ideally, a great controller) to play them. This is our goal with Below. This is our goal with Super TIME Force. This will be our goal with whatever crazy idea we do next.”

Here’s hoping we don’t have to wait too long, but at least there’s another video while we do. It is the epitome of waiting.

Source: Capybara Games.



  1. “bring them wherever there is an audience”

    That’s going to backfire if the pre-launch polls turn out to be true! XD

  2. What i’ve been wondering is if the PS4 Indie exclusives initially announced were only exclusive because Xbox One wasn’t an option at that point. If so, some of those PS4 exclusives may also turn out to be just a matter of time.
    Unless of course if there was an actual exclusivity deal signed by any of the Indies – but then i imagine Indies would want to be free to publish wherever they want.
    Not that it matters too much as long as i get to play all the great games. :)

    • I don’t think any of them were being blocked from other platforms, but were exclusives by choice and/or circumstance.

      We’ll see how the chips fall over the next couple of months, but I’m sure there’s a few that will stay on PlayStation only, because of their previous working relationships.

      • That’s what i was thinking but wasn’t sure, cheers tef.
        A few may also stay Playstation exclusive because of previous xbox experience … at least those who have been quite vocal about it. ;)

  3. My god, that video … um… yeah. Nothing happened! I actually thought it’d failed at one point. When I say “one point” I mean all of the way through. Anyway, music’s pretty! :-)

    • Really? I was on the edge of my seat the whole way through. When that cloud passed over the grass at 0:58… Mind…Blown. Shit just got real for all the other indie devs.

    • Don’t think ill sleep tonight after watching that!, most exciting video i’ve seen,Yeah you’ll need a good controller to play that! dont think i could wait a year or so for this to get to PS4.

    • *sigh*

      • Chin up Tef/Stef ;) just if that was a trailer for a game i doubt id buy it as nothing happens in the video,i have youtubed it and seen it actually is a game and not a dynamic theme :D

  4. Good to hear, I’m ok with waiting to get these games that are coming to XBox One first.

    I think this and Titanfall were the only two of interest from E3 and they are both coming further down the line so all good.

    Oh, actually Quantum Break looked cool as well but I’ll probably just watch a youtube walkthrough like I did with Alan Wake. Won’t be shelling out for an XBox One to play the one game that I find interesting in their line up!

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