Mysterious survival MMO yesterday was set to release on March 1st, but the developers of Fntastic have announced that it will move to November 10th due to trademark concerns. In the latest unusual twist in The Day Before’s development, Fntastic To share a statement explaining the delay was due to a US trademark application that the company ignored. Oddly, The Day Before’s store page also seems to have disappeared from Steam in the past day.
Fntastic’s explanation for the delay is that the name wasn’t actually trademarked when The Day Before was announced in January 2021. application to register The Day Before trademark made by Sun Jae Lee in Seoul, South Korea in May 2021. That application was subsequently approved and registered in November 2022. Fntastic explained that they did not knew about the trademark registration until they were contacted last week by the owner, and said they “will definitely work things out”. the company has submit claimed their private label for The Day Before last January.
That means there will be a delay ahead of The Day Before, a game we haven’t seen basically any made by paid and unpaid volunteers, see the light of day. Fntastic says they want to make sure they “release the best game they can,” which means they still want to call The Day Before, even though the replies to their tweets are getting… more and more unbelievable. than. Brand concerns mean revealing unedited footage of the game in action, announced for the end of this month, will not resume shortly. “For the gameplay video, we will first consult an attorney and then we can publish it,” Fntastic said in a follow-up announcement. tweet.
Even weirder, the game’s Steam store page is removal before Fntastic shared the news of The Day Before’s delay. In response to a question on the The Day Before Steam community about the disappearance, a representative of Fntastic declare the “small technical issue” page should be resolved during Steam maintenance. “This is a known bug that has affected many titles in the past,” they continued. Hmm. “We kindly ask that you do not send negative messages or participate in the complaints of others. Rest assured that our game will be back on the Steam store once the maintenance is complete.” Still can’t figure out where it is, guys.
The Day Before is out now on Steam on November 10th. I wanted to link to the page, but it still won’t back up.