Following such a tumultuous period including a lack of up-to-date gameplay footage and the legal quandary regarding its name, potential buyers have understandably been concerned. Many have even begun to speculate as to whether The Day Before is even real.
In a new interview with IGN, however, Fntastic has attempted to iron out these understandable concerns. Confusingly, the developer states in the interview that it already intended to delay the release before the trademark issues arose.
“We planned to move the game’s release before and plan to announce it with [publisher] Mytona in a 10-minute gameplay video,” Fntastic said. “To be on the safe side, to ensure there are no more transfers, we, along with the publisher, chose November 10. That is a safe date, given the trademark dispute.”
Fnatic then went on to address concerns over the game’s existence which have become rife in communities like the game’s Reddit page.
“We understand that some players, not seeing the whole picture, might have doubts about the game,” a statement accompanying the interview reads. “Our whole focus has always been on the product itself.
“We’ve been creating the game for four years. All these years have been full of sweat and blood to make this game, and for many members of our team, it is unpleasant to hear such accusations.”
Beyond the announcement trailer, very little gameplay footage of The Day Before has actually been revealed thus far, and the game has now suffered multiple sudden and unexpected delays alongside unusual statements from the developer. But with eight more months of development time under its belt, Fntastic has another window in which to reassure potential players once more.