Post-apocalyptic zombie game A day beforeIt appears that, which has been criticized for its alleged use of unpaid workers, has been delayed until November 2023 due to a trademark issue. The game has been pushed from March 2023 to November 2023.
Developer Fntastic and publisher Mytona said in a statement that Steam blocked The Day Before from getting a store page because of a private individual’s request for the game’s name. The studio said that when it announced The Day Before in January 2021, the name “The Day Before” was available for trademarking as a video game. after this, One person registered the name with the US Patent and Trademark OfficeBeat Fntastic with cartoons.
Fntastic added that it became aware of the trademark issue on January 19, 2023, when the owner of The Day Before’s video game trademark reached out with a request to speak. “Now we know all the circumstances of the incident and we will definitely resolve everything,” Fntastic said.
The studio said it planned to release a “lengthy” gameplay video for the first day in January, but now the video will not be released until the studio “can resolve this issue. ” The studio said the video would be posted “ASAP.” A new gameplay video for The Day Before was released during CES 2023. For the new gameplay video, Fntastic says lawyers will have to approve its release.
For gameplay video, we will consult with lawyers first, and then we can publish it.
— Fntastic (@FntasticHQ) January 25, 2023
Regarding the delay, Fntastic said that it was necessary to move the date forward to November 10, 2023, and he understands that this may disappoint some fans. “However, we want to make sure we release the best possible game,” Fntastic said.
“Our 100% focus is on the game itself and how to deliver the best game to you. Thank you and we look forward to your support,” the team said.
In May 2022, Fntastic announced Moved to Unreal Engine 5 a day ago., resulting in a delay to 2023. Fntastic, a remote studio that has never released a game, describes its workers as “volunteers”. Company founders Eduard Gotovtsev and Aisen Gotovtsev said Fntastic has more than 100 full-time internal “volunteers”, which also means “employees” from places like Singapore, Russia, the Netherlands, Thailand, Ukraine, Finland, Kazakhstan and Belarus.
Fntastic also works with “supporters,” who help with testing and reviews, and it works with about 40 people in the U.S. and around the world. It is possible that some people working on the first day are being paid, but official details are not available. You can find out more about “Life at Fntastic” in the video above.
The day before gives off some major The Last of U vibes, as we saw in a. Last 13 minutes gameplay demo. It is set in a post-pandemic America where zombies are a constant threat and the remaining humans are fighting to control what precious resources are left.
There is already a lot of hype behind this game, as it was on day one, for a period of time. Steam’s most wanted game.
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