The Day Before was hit with yet another delay.

The Day Before was hit with yet another delay.

One of the most anticipated survival games of 2023 receives a delay for the third time, as announced by the developer Fntastic on their Twitter. It's the third delay for a game that was initially set to launch on June 21, 2023. The new date places The Day Before as launching on December 7, but with a caveat: it's an Early Access version.



The announcement came shortly after the release of The Day Before's final trailer, and the developer also explains the legal issues they faced regarding a trademark dispute, "we won back our name 'The Day Before!' " celebrates Fntastic. Next, the developer provides more details about the delay, and comments that "it will be Early Access on Steam since this is our first huge game, and there may be unforeseen circumstances," adding that "the full version release will happen when we are certain this is the best version of the game possible."

If 2023 taught us anything, it's that taking your time and care in game development pays off. The year is lauded as one of the best in the industry in terms of releases, as several recent releases have achieved very high scores on aggregators, such as Alan Wake 2 and Marvel's Spider-Man 2.



The Day Before is the most wishlisted game on Steam, and it's all due to the promises it has been making with each new trailer or announcement. The game is an open-world MMO survival set in a deadly, post-pandemic America overrun by flesh-hungry infected and survivors killing each other for food, weapons, and cars. You wake up alone in a world you no longer remember, setting out to find answers and the resources to survive.

The latest trailer reveals numerous features that will help players create a life in the game, such as building a ranch or purchasing a car to move more quickly through New Fortune City. Survivors start in the Woodberry colony, a refuge and safe home, after creating their custom-made character. The main task for players is to bring back as much loot as possible to the colony, to help it rebuild. In return, we will earn Woodberry Coins, essential for buying upgrades within the game.

The Day Before enters Early Access on December 7 on Steam. Console versions have been confirmed, but with no announcement date yet. We estimate that it should come out alongside the full version. But while Fntastic hasn't settled on a final release date, you can already keep an eye on our comparator for the best deals of The Day Before and secure your entry into the most anticipated world of survival gaming.

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