A website claiming to have spoken to The Day Before developers seems to confirm our worst suspicions.
More Alleged Leaks From "The Day Before" Developers Paint a Picture of Chaos
As the mood surrounding 2022’s most wishlisted game swiftly turns from excitement to bitter scepticism, a news outlet claiming to have access to some The Day Before developers has delivered another substantial blow to its credibility. Provided it’s all true.
As spotted by YouTube’s Kira, a content creator known for his unfiltered takedowns of scam MMOs and dubious developers, Russian website 3DNews recently published an article claiming first-hand accounts of employees (or “volunteers'') working within Fntastic. It’s important to note that these supposed The Day Before developers requested anonymity. So it’s prudent to take all accounts with a grain of salt.
According to 3DNews and their sources, the atmosphere at Fntastic is about as fantastic (read: chaotic) as we might have assumed. To illustrate the point, the sources say that rather than the recent trademark debacle occurring out of some plot to keep the release day at bay, the initial claim by Fntastic that they simply failed to trademark “The Day Before '' title in time was, in fact, just a big legit oversight.
On top of this, one of the sources was quoted as saying (translated from Russian by Google): “Decisions made yesterday can be cancelled in the evening of the current day, and the whole course of development can turn around from this,” which, if true, is rarely a sign of a well-oiled machine.
While the sources did confirm that the somewhat maligned (to put it mildly) gameplay trailer released a few weeks ago was real, they also admitted that it was a vertical slice of the game that failed to show “anything significant.” After all, what it did show was practically indistinguishable from other zombie survival games. Save for the graphics, which are a significant downgrade from what was initially promised.
As for funding, sources stated that NVIDIA, one of the larger companies who have entered into a partnership with the MMO, has requested to playtest The Day Before on March 1st. Following this, NVIDIA’s decision to keep working with Fntastic and help “restore the reputation”, or drop the partnership entirely, should tell us quite a lot. Though as Kira points out, the fact that the tech goliath is already invested could somewhat skew their ability to be objective.
One of the alleged The Day Before developers also stated that Fntastic aims to take the painfully modern approach of releasing an unfinished game that will be polished with subsequent patches. “I strongly do not recommend buying this,” they said, asserting that the game is at least two years away from being ready for a full release.
We said it before, and we’ll say it again. If two years is what it takes for Fntastic to deliver a game similar to what was promised, then it will be worth the wait. For now, however, the release date is slated for November 10th. That is, if everything goes according to plan.