The Day Before, the embattled open-world survival MMO from developer Fntastic has once again had its release date pushed back at the eleventh hour, this time moving from a November 10th release date to a December 7th launch, while also pivoting from a full release to an Early Access product on PC.
The studio made the announcement via a post on social media which also introduces a number of other points, beginning with the game having “won” its name back after a lengthy trademark dispute. The studio dedicates its victory in keeping the name to its future players as well as its “volunteers,” which is what it calls both its allegedly paid and unpaid employees.
Fntastic also says the Steam page for the game is being restored, and that the game will cost $39 USD in its Early Access release before moving to a $49 USD price point on full release (with anyone buying into Early Access being updated the full game at no added cost). The full version of the game will come around when the studio is “certain this is the best version of the game possible” and will also coincide with the release of the game on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.
Fntastic also dropped a “Final Trailer” for the game, which introduces prospective players to New Fortune City and the Woodberry Colony, character customisation, open-world gameplay, weapons, personal ranch and more. It’s honestly the best and most complete that the game’s looked so far, and might finally put to rest the persisting vibe that it wasn’t a real thing.