More like 10 months ago, Amirite?
Developer Fntastic, the team behind upcoming Steam MMO The Day Before, has announced that the game has moved eight months from its original release date of May 1. The game’s Steam store page has also been removed, as a result of a request to Valve by an individual who referred to the trademark claim.
The development team shared the news via a tweet from their Twitter account, where they outlined the situation:
“Immediately before the release, at the request of a private individual, Steam blocked our game site because of the name The Day Before,” the message reads.
“As you know, our game was announced in January 2021. At the time of the announcement, The Day Before token was available. After the game was announced, the above person before us filled out an application to register The Day Before game token in the United States Share the trademark application, which you can see for yourself here.
Fntastic claims that it was only made aware of the trademark claim on January 19, 2023, although the trademark was filed by the person back in June 2021, five months after the game’s announcement.
It is also now being reported that due to these branding issues, the development team is unable to release a lengthy gameplay video, which it planned to show later this month ahead of the game’s scheduled March 1st release. Instead, it has to solve this problem first and will “release a video as soon as possible”.
It remains unclear why a video that is due to appear in the next six days cannot simply be posted in the meantime. As highlighted by members of TheDayBefore subredditIt also seems strange why the development team decided on a very specific date, November 10, 2023, on which a court case could drag on for years. User u/kevinwilkinson surmises that “it’s just another (expletive) excuse to push the date”.
Further suspicions as to the authenticity of the cause of the delay have been voiced by Twitter users R3STRICT3D. They point out that a non-final lawsuit was received by Fntastic in November of last year, suggesting they knew about it before January 19, they claim.
Many users on the subreddit claim that this is just an excuse to further delay the game as it is not in a solid, playable state.
Whatever is going on here, it’s clear that there are some fundamental issues with the development and handling of The Day Before. That hasn’t stopped it from being one of the most pre-ordered and most anticipated games on Steam. The game had sat in the top 5 according to SteamDB most of the upcoming Steam games on the wishlistalthough it has since disappeared after Valve removed the game’s Steam listing following the person’s alleged request.
The Day Before is an upcoming survival-based MMO set in a post-apocalyptic version of America teeming with undead and hostile survivors who will do anything to see another day. the official site because the game is sparse in further details.
https://twinfinite.net/2023/01/the-day-before-continues-to-look-sus-as-8-month-delay-announced/ The day before continues to look sus as an 8 month delay has been announced