One of the developers at Fntastic promises new The Day Before gameplay footage before the game launches in March.
Skill Up, a YouTuber, posted a screenshot of The day before Discord server on its Twitter account, showing one of the devs announcing that it will show raw gameplay footage ahead of the game’s release in March. Although this could be considered good news, it seems that not everyone shares positive feelings about The day before.
The day before has been in development for quite some time, promising a very in-depth MMO experience with combat, vehicle gameplay, and even social elements. It’s been a top entry on Steam’s most-wanted chart for almost a year now, and was originally supposed to be released on June 21, 2022. However, in May, Fntastic, the game’s developer, and MYTONA, the publisher, made an announcement saying The day before will switch to Unreal Engine 5 technology, and therefore they will delay the release to March 1, 2023.
On the Discord server, a new update has been released by Whof, a Fntastic employee responsible for community management and also the chief moderator of the Discord server, promising that they will show new raw gameplay for The day before in January. The announcement also states that the gameplay will feature the majority of features and various elements that their community has requested to see. It also promises that it will provide “a clear overview of the current state of development for The day before.” The reaction emojis below the announcement show that many people are very excited about this turn of events. However, Skill Up, who shared this update with a wider audience outside of the Discord server, seemed have a much less enthusiastic approach.
Skill Up and other commenters under the post seemed skeptical that the game would stick to its promised March release date, given that new gameplay footage was released just six weeks before launch. Skill Up and others wondered if The day before will come out at all or if the game even exists. The overall mood of the reviews leans more towards the negative side. Some of the negative feedback appears to stem from an earlier controversy surrounding Fntastic when it stated on its official website that it considers some team members to be volunteers, sparking a debate over the issue of using the free labor.
While a level of frustration might be understandable when it comes to delays in releasing a video game, allowing the developer to fix the issues with the extra time given seems like an overall positive outcome. Fntastic has chosen to update the graphics of The day before, something that hardly seems like a surprise considering the game was already aiming high in that department after releasing 4K ray-tracing trailers. All players can do is wait and see what kind of final product The day before it will be in March.
The day before is set to release on March 1 on PC with PS5 and Xbox Series X versions also in development.
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