Below, which was announced by Microsoft's Phil Spencer during the company's E3 2013 press conference, will only be a timed-exclusive on Xbox One, developer Capybara Games has confirmed.
Writing on the developer's website, Capybara's Nathan Vella and Kris Piotrowski said "It might seem like ages ago, but E3 was crazy for us. Phil Spencer walked out on stage at Microsoft’s press conference in a Capy shirt and introduced a teaser trailer for our newest game, Below."
"Later that week we showed another trailer for Below as a part of Horizon (which was the greatest). The reaction from fans, press and colleagues was amazing--we’re so glad that you’re all as excited about Below as we are."
Vella and Piotrowski said that some confusion remained about the roguelike game's availability, however. "Because of the way the game was announced and discussed in the press, there was naturally a little bit of confusion after the dust settled. And that confusion stuck around."
"Like many games on stage at E3, Below will be available on the Xbox One first," said the pair. "Then, after a period of time, Capy can bring it elsewhere. It’s always been this way."
The duo also praised the working relationship with Microsoft Studios, and said confirming that the game would eventually go multiplatform shouldn't be seen as a dig at Microsoft or the Xbox One.
"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."