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It’s been a long road, but the first official playable release of Beyond Blue has finally arrived.
Having been delayed without a new release date in February, developers E-Line Media have now, somewhat surprisingly, dropped the first look of Beyond Blue on Apple Arcade.
The expansive premium mobile platform continues to update its incredible library of games, featuring the likes of Butter Royale, Ultimate Rivals: The Rink, and now Apple gamers can be the first to explore Beyond Blue.
Beyond Blue breaches the surface of Apple Arcade
In an email blast from the Beyond Blue developers, E-Line Media first explained that the team has been working remotely since mid-March, and hopes that all followers are keeping safe.
They then confirmed that development of Beyond Blue hasn’t slowed down, which has allowed them to release the first look of the game.
On 17 April, Beyond Blue found its way on the Apple Arcade, being fully supported on Apple devices made within the last five years. It was also noted that the game would soon be updated with localisations, catering to 15 languages.
It just so happens that 22 April is Earth Day 2020, so the oceanic explorations of Beyond Blue will almost certainly be of appeal to the greener members of Apple Arcade’s player base.
More than just a swimming simulator
Beyond Blue has been developed alongside BBC Studios, even using some unused footage from Blue Planet II to help forge the world.
The ocean-bound game is set in the near future, with you having innovative technologies at your disposal to help explore the oceans.
You’ll encounter all kinds of flora and fauna while in Beyond Blue, but alongside the expansive world and many sea creatures to analyse, there’s also a core story that drives the game.
If it lives up to its potential when it arrives in a presumably more expansive form on consoles and PC, Beyond Blue will be a superb game.
With tough decisions to make, an ocean of secrets to uncover, and a story to drive your oceanic adventure, many Apple Arcade subscribers will be diving into Beyond Blue to make the most of its timed mobile exclusivity.