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Beyond Blue, the ocean exploration game from the makers of Never Alone, is delayed

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Beyond Blue (opens in new tab) is an underwater exploration game, inspired by the BBC series Blue Planet 2, being developed by E-Line Media, part of the team behind the 2014 Alaskan folklore adventure Never Alone. It was announced a couple years ago with a slow-paced, meditative, and at times kind of creepy trailer (angler fish had that effect on me), and set for release sometime in 2019.

Alas, that didn't happen. In December, the launch was pushed to February 2020 (opens in new tab), in order to "deliver the best experience possible," developer E-Line Media said at the time. "We're confident the game will be worth the wait. We appreciate your support and enthusiasm for the work we're doing and can't wait to share it with you very soon."

Now, with February 2020 almost over, the studio said today that the wait is going to be a little longer than expected (opens in new tab). "As you may have guessed, Beyond Blue will not be arriving in February as we'd originally hoped. We don't have an updated release date for you just yet, but rest assured that it will be soon and you'll be the first to know when we have an update to share."

Despite the delay, Beyond Blue will be playable at PAX East (opens in new tab) this weekend, and at EGX Rezzed in March.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.