After The Day Before’s strange release date delay, rumored to be the result of a trademark dispute, creator Fntastic responded to claims that the game is fake. Many people have been interested in the zombie survival MMO The Day Before ever since it was announced, but the developers haven’t revealed much in actual gameplay.
This has led to speculation that The Day Before isn’t actually or won’t deliver as advertised. The newest postponement of The Day Before’s publication only fueled the fire. The publication of Fntastic’s The Day Before has been delayed from March until November 10.
The trademark issue over the game’s name was cited as the reason for the delay in the release date and the lack of a new gameplay video. According to Fntastic, someone else got The Day Before trademark before it could, and now it’s working with its legal team on addressing the matter.
In light of this, The Day Before has been withdrawn from Steam, and the community has turned chiefly against the project. Fntastic told IGN that it is “unpleasant to hear such charges,” referring to the speculation that The Day Before isn’t genuinely being worked on.
Fntastic reiterated its trust in the game, saying, “We solely believe in the end product. On November 10 of this year, you can judge for yourself notwithstanding what anyone says.” The Day Before trademark problem was also addressed by Fntastic, who stated that the release date change had been planned before the dispute arose.
The trademark issue also threw a kink into plans to release a 10-minute gameplay video of The Day Before alongside the release date postponement. The latest demo for The Day Before was shown at CES 2023 as part of Nvidia’s GeForce Beyond presentation, showcasing the game’s ray-tracing features.
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Usually, The Day Before’s partnership with huge businesses like Nvidia would be enough to reassure gamers that the game is genuine. Still, the Abandoned incident has shown that even significant partners don’t ensure that a product is all it claims to be.
— IGN (@IGN) January 26, 2023
For the uninitiated, Abandoned is rumored to be a horror game in development for PlayStation 5 (Jailbroken). It received much-deserved attention from PlayStation in the form of a blog post on the official PlayStation Blog.
There has been much skepticism about the veracity of Abandoned’s development since the game’s announcement, and the makers have done little to dispel these doubts.
The Day Before has be delisted from Steam…
I’m starting to doubt more and more if this is even a real game or just a cinematic hype train to promote their other projects 🤔
— DNye (@DNyeTV) January 25, 2023
Many had begun drawing parallels between the current state of The Day Before and Abandoned, so we hope that fans won’t have to wait too much longer for an update that confirms development of the game is proceeding normally. A PC version, PS5 version, and Xbox Series X version of The Day Before are currently in production.