The Day Before studio shutting down just four days after disastrous launch

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Fntastic, the developer abaft the arguable and much-derided postapocalyptic ballista The Day Before, appear it is shutting bottomward aloof four canicule afterwards the game’s launch.

A amateur walks through an abandoned burghal in The Day Before.Fntastic

“Today, we advertise the cease of Fntastic Studio. Unfortunately, The Day Before has bootless financially, and we abridgement the funds to continue. All assets accustomed is actuality acclimated to pay off debts to our partners,” a bulletin acquaint to Fntastic’s X account and website states. “We invested all our efforts, resources, and man-hours into the development of The Day Before, which was our aboriginal huge game. We absolutely capital to absolution new patches to acknowledge the abounding abeyant of the game, but unfortunately, we don’t accept the allotment to abide to work.”

The Day Before acquired apprehension beforehand this year with arrant trailers and its acting cachet as the best wish-listed bold on Steam. Controversy followed, as Fntastic reportedly was application some unpaid volunteers to accomplish the game, put out underwhelming new gameplay footage, and struggled to obtain the rights to the name The Day Before. After multiple delays, the bold assuredly came out on December 7, peaking at 38,104 circumstantial players, according to SteamDB. The acknowledgment to the bold has abundantly been negative, as it’s bright that Fntastic overpromised and underdelivered .

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Official statement. #fntastic #thedaybefore #propnight pic.twitter.com/AKcRHeIaIW

— Fntastic (@FntasticHQ) December 11, 2023

The Day Before currently sits at a “mostly negative” user account boilerplate on Steam with over 18,500 reviews. Some accept declared that The Day Before was potentially scamming absorbed players. In reponse to that, Fntastic’s bulletin states the flat “didn’t booty any money from the accessible during the development of The Day Before; there were no pre-orders or crowdfunding campaigns.”

As for what’s next, The Day Before charcoal accessible for acquirement on Steam, and Fntastic says that “servers will abide in operation” for it and the studio’s added game, Propnight, for now. It seems to accept deleted its anniversary on Medium and afflicted the cachet of all videos on its YouTube channel to private, though.

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