The Day Before Delayed to November 10, 2023, Because of Trademark Dispute

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The Day Before is a new open-world survival MMO game that has received a lot of hype before its release, so much so that its own developer, Fntastic, has blatantly described it as “one of the most anticipated games in the world” following its rise in popularity on platforms that include Steam. It may be much longer until players can ascertain whether the game lives up to the hype, however, as the developer shared a letter today that can confirm The Day Before has been delayed to November 10, 2023. The game had already been delayed once to March 1, 2023, leading some critics to jokingly say that Fntastic should rename the game to The Day After.

The full letter from Fntastic:

Dear fans!

Right before the release, Steam blocked our game page at the request of a private individual, because of the name “The Day Before.”

As you know, our game was announced in January 2021. At the time of the announcement, “The Day Before” game trademark was available.

After the announcement of the game, the above mentioned individual filled out an application before us to register the game trademark “The Day Before” in the United States: https://uspto.report/TM/79314174

What’s next?

Previously, we were not aware of the existence of claims. We found out about this only on January 19, 2023, when we received a complaint from him and a request to contact him.

Now we find out all the circumstances of the incident and we will definitely solve everything.

We previously planned to post a lengthy gameplay video later this month, but we’ll have to sort this issue out first. We will post a video as soon as possible.

As a result, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the launch to November 10, 2023. We understand this may disappoint many of our fans, however we want to ensure we release the best possible game.

Our 100 percent focus remains on the game itself and how to deliver you the best game possible.

Thank you and we hope for your support.

Sincerely,
MyTona and Fntastic

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