The Day Before is unquestionably not a rip-off, devs insist

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Co-founders of the studio creating Steam wishlist hit The Day Before have rejected claims the game is a rip-off. The post-apocalyptic survival MMO was delayed from March to November this week because it turned out the devs hadn’t truly obtained the game trademarked, prompting accusations from throughout the game’s Discord and Reddit communities that it may not exist in any respect. Talking to IGN, Eduard and Aisen Gotovtsev insisted that the delay was crucial and had been deliberate earlier than the game’s Steam retailer web page was eliminated.

The Day Before was meant to be launched on Steam in March.

“We deliberate to maneuver the game’s launch earlier than and plan to announce it with Mytona in a 10-minute gameplay video, and you then all know what occurred,” the brothers instructed IGN. “So to be on the secure aspect, to make sure there aren’t any extra transfers, we, together with the writer selected November 10. That is a secure date, given the trademark dispute.”

They additionally added: “We perceive that some gamers, not seeing the entire image, may need doubts in regards to the game. Our entire focus has at all times been on the product itself. We’ve been creating the game for 4 years. All these years have been stuffed with sweat and blood to make this game, and for a lot of members of our workforce, it’s disagreeable to listen to such accusations. We did not take a penny from individuals: no crowdfunding, no pre-orders, no donations. The game is totally funded by Mytona, one of many largest cell publishers on this planet, who checked the game’s construct at each milestone per our contract.”

The trademark to The Day Before has been held within the US by a person referred to as Sun Jae Lee since November final 12 months, however Fntastic imagine they’ll resolve the scenario earlier than the game’s new launch date of November tenth 2023. Earlier this month, and prompted by the neighborhood, Fntastic introduced they might launch unedited, uncooked footage of The Day Before for the primary time. They had supposed to point out that footage someday this month, however The Day Before’s Steam retailer web page was eliminated this week and the game acquired a months-long delay.

The Day Before’s head neighborhood moderator, Wholf, had initially suggested gamers on the game’s Steam boards to be affected person and await Valve to place the shop web page again up. That submit has since been deleted, nonetheless. Wholf then seemed to call into question whether or not the game was even actual on The Day Before’s Discord server, stating that they’d by no means seen any of the proposed uncooked gameplay footage – though that’s since been deleted too.

In a barely weird transfer, the top of Fntastic’s assertion to IGN sees them examine themselves to a 90s motion film hero. “Making a unbelievable journey from the very ends of the earth, we really feel like that easy man from 90s motion motion pictures. You most likely bear in mind him because the hero who breaks by way of the veil of disbelief when nobody believes in him, however he finds the interior power to win and show to everybody what he’s value ultimately.”

See, lads, it’s that type of factor that makes individuals surprise. In any case, The Day Before is now due out on Steam on November tenth, however the retailer web page remains to be down in the meanwhile.

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