- The Day Before, a zombie survival game, has officially shut down its servers after a highly controversial launch and overwhelmingly negative reviews.
- The game faced accusations of false advertising, scamming players, and using unpaid volunteers instead of paid workers.
- Despite the game’s failure, there are attempts to create an unofficial offline version for interested players, but this marks the end of its turbulent journey.
The Day Before servers have official been shut down, putting an end to Fntastic’s zombie survival title. After a highly controversial launch, it was announced last month that The Day Before would be shutting down its servers on January 22, 2024.
The release of The Day Before was one of the most controversial gaming stories of last year. After a series of delays and a copyright dispute over the game’s name, The Day Before finally launched to overwhelmingly negative reviews on Steam, with many players calling for refunds and accusing the game of being an outright scam. The Day Before‘s reviews and overall feedback were so bad that developer Fntastic decided to shut down just four days after the game’s Steam debut. Accusations of false advertising and critiques of the game’s price tag eventually caused the player count to quickly plummet, leaving Fntastic and publisher Mytona with the decision to shut down the servers for good, marking the end for a game that was once at the top of Steam’s wish list.
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Back in December, it was announced by publisher Mytona that servers for The Day Before would officially close on January 22, 2024, and that day has now come. Since its reveal back in 2021, The Day Before garnered a lot of speculation and hype from many who were intrigued if the game was legit, and that road has officially come to an end.
The Day Before‘s nearly countless controversies through the years caused many gamers to question the game’s legitimacy, and all was finally revealed in early December 2023. Before the game even launched, there were many allegations of The Day Before ripping off other games and critiques about the developer’s possible use of volunteers instead of paid workers. When the game finally launched, many players were welcomed to a series of bugs and empty environments that didn’t deliver on the promises Fntastic continuously gave throughout the game’s development.
It has been an incredibly rocky road for The Day Before, and its story will go down in gaming history, just not in the way Fntastic was probably hoping for. However, for players who are still interested in the game, there have been recent attempts at making an unofficial offline version of The Day Before that may eventually see the light of day. Until then, it looks like this is officially the end of The Day Before‘s long and turbulent journey.
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