The Day Before Was A Waste Of Everyone’s Time – The Press Start Podcast

The team talks con jobs, conspiracy theories and (even more) closures.

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In the wake of The Game Awards, rumours start to swirl around the newly announced OD, a mysterious new cross-media project from Hideo Kojima with collaborator Jordan Peele. FNTASTIC, the developers of the troubled game The Day Before, has shut down after the game launched poorly and “failed financially.” We react to this news and look back at our 2023 predictions, to see how many we got right.

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You can also watch the video version of the podcast below:

00:00 – Intro
01:08 – The Game Awards Reflections
07:20 – Kojima OD Theories
15:52 – SteelSeries Alias Microphones
16:46 – The Day Before Developers Shut Down
28:05 – Free Radical Design Closes
34:17 – Reviewing Our 2023 Predictions
40:07 – Should I Play Alan Wake 2’s New Game Plus?
47:29 – Outro