Sword & Sworcery and Clash of Heroes developer Capybara's highly anticipated real-time roguelike Below is only going to be a timed-exclusive for Xbox One rather than a permanent installation on Microsoft's upcoming console.

Below debuted at Microsoft's E3 press conference, leading many to believe it would remain in the Redmond-based company's camp, but Capybara recently confirmed on its blog that Below will only be exclusive at launch before it migrates to other, unannounced platforms.

"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," the developer said. It noted that "It's always been this way," though it couldn't talk about it at E3. Things were a bit crazy at the time.

"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," the developer continued. "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." So, it sounds like Super Time Force will also go multiplatform at some point as well then.

Capybara was quick to point out that this is in no way to reflect poorly upon Microsoft. "They've been the biggest Capy supporters out there," the developer stated. "This clarification is about answering our fans, and shouldn't reflect negatively on Microsoft or Xbox One."

For more information on Below, I went in depth with it in an E3 interview.

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