After watching the latest The Day Before footage, nobody can say the game won't have immersion...
Watch: The New “The Day Before” Footage Has Fans Ready to Throw in the Towel
Some new The Day Before footage dropped, and, in a manner of speaking, it looks like it's full steam ahead. Because in an effort to dispel the ever-swelling doubts of their prospective playerbase, Fntastic has decided to showcase that, in The Day Before, you can sit in a communal bath. That's it. That's the content.
The new The Day Before footage begins with the player character holding "F" to open a door. Then a cutscene shows them entering an underground chamber where a few other (presumably) non-zombies are sharing a big bath together. The camera pans round for about twenty seconds. Then the player holds "F" to stand up and exit the room.
The reasoning behind Fntastic's decision to release footage of some characters visiting a spa is pretty hard to fathom. The graphics are nothing to write home about, the benefits of visiting a spa in-game are about as apparent as visiting one in a real-life zombie apocalypse, and the painfully lacklustre "showcase" has done a great job of drawing yet more ire from an already frustrated audience.
"Wow riveting gameplay from a game that totally exists," reads one comment that received a fifth of the amount of likes as the video itself. "...And here we can see footage of what a shift at Fntastic on The Day Before is like." Remarked another. "This is a fntastic way to let people know what the developers are capable of." read another underrated comment.
It's important to remind people that, if anonymous reports are to be believed, a shift at Fnstastic is allegedly anything but a day at the spa. Which is kind of the problem.
But suffice to say, this sentiment comprises 99% of the responses to the video. At a time when those clinging on to the hope that The Day Before will release in November need some substantive proof that development is chugging along nicely, releasing some The Day Before footage of some dudes chilling in a hot tub feels like a little bit of a slap in the face.
Is this one of those "clever" marketing ploys to keep people talking about The Day Before? Was it a genuine effort to renew excitement? Or are Fntastic facetiously reminding their jaded fans to chill out? Honestly, we can't tell. But we can at least rest assured that player immersion is, in fact, on the cards