Steam wishlist hit The Day Before’s been delayed, and its retailer web page eliminated

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Enigmatic survival MMO The Day Before was set for launch on March 1st, however devs Fntastic have introduced that it’s slipping to November tenth on account of trademark considerations. In the most recent uncommon twist in The Day Before’s improvement, Fntastic shared an announcement explaining the delay that credit it to a US trademark submitting that the corporate neglected. Oddly, The Day Before’s retailer web page additionally appears to have disappeared from Steam inside the previous day.

The Day Before moved over to Unreal Engine 5 improvement final yr.

Fntastic’s clarification for the delay is that the identify wasn’t really trademarked again when The Day Before was introduced in January 2021. An application to trademark The Day Before was made by one Sun Jae Lee of Seoul, South Korea in May 2021. That software was subsequently authorised and registered in November 2022. Fntastic defined that they weren’t conscious of the trademark registration till they had been contacted final week by the holder, and stated they “will certainly clear up every little thing”. The firm had filed their very own trademark declare for The Day Before in January final yr.

That does imply there’ll be a delay earlier than The Day Before, a game we have seen basically nothing of that is labored on by paid and unpaid volunteers, sees the sunshine of day. Fntastic stated they wished to make sure they “launch the perfect game doable”, which I reckon means they nonetheless need to name The Day Before, although replies to their tweet are extra… incredulous. The trademark considerations imply {that a} reveal of unedited footage of the game in motion, introduced for later this month, will not go forward within the quick time period. “For the gameplay video, we are going to seek the advice of with attorneys first, after which we will publish it,” Fntastic stated in a follow-up tweet.

Even extra oddly, the game’s Steam retailer web page was removed forward of Fntastic sharing information of The Day Before’s delay. Responding to a query on The Day Before Steam neighborhood concerning the disappearance, a Fntastic consultant claimed the web page was “experiencing a minor technical problem” that ought to be resolved throughout Steam upkeep. “This is a identified bug that has affected a number of titles prior to now,” they continued. Hmm. “We kindly ask that you simply chorus from sending unfavourable messages or becoming a member of in with the complaints of others. Rest assured that our game can be seen on the Steam retailer once more as soon as the upkeep is full.” Still cannot spot it anyplace, lads.

The Day Before is now due out on Steam on November tenth. I’d hyperlink to the web page, however it’s nonetheless not again up.

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