Here's an odd story about the status of The Day Before
, an Unreal Engine
5 MMORPG that was last
on March 1st. Yesterday the game's Steam
causing concern that the project was cancelled or in trouble. In a
, developer Fntastic chalked this up to "a minor technical
difficulty with our game's visibility," calling this "a known bug that has
affected multiple titles in the past." This now appears to be bullshit, as
admits a failure to trademark the game's title. Without further
explanation, this claims this is the reason its release is now being delayed
until November 10th, though the mentioned goal "to deliver you the best game
possible" suggests further development time is welcome:
Right before the release, Steam blocked our game page at the request of a
private individual, because of the name The Day Before.
As you know, our game was announced in January 2021. At the time of the
announcement, The Day Before game trademark was available.
After the announcement of the game, the above mentioned individual filled out an
application before us to register the game trademark The Day Before in the
Previously, we were not aware of the existence of claims. We found out
about this only on January 19, 2023, when we received a complaint from him and a
request to contact him.
Now we find out all the circumstances of the incident and we will definitely
We previously planned to post a lengthy gameplay video later this month, but
we'll have to sort this issue out first. We will post a video asap.
As a result, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the launch to
November 10, 2023. We understand this may disappoint many of our fans, however
we want to ensure we release the best possible game.
Our 100% focus remains on the game itself and how to deliver you the best game
Thank you and we hope for your support.
MYTONA and FNTASTIC