The Day Before developer Fntastic closes its doors less than a week after the game's launch

by Danny Craig  · 
The Day Before developer Fntastic closes its doors less than a week after the game's launch

Update: Fntastic and publisher Mytona are now working with Steam to issue refunds to all players regardless of play time.

Fntastic, the studio behind the controversial zombie survival title The Day Before, has announced its closure less than a week after the game's release, claiming that it "failed" commercially.

The details:

  • The developer confirmed the closure on its X account, stating that The Day Before "failed financially, and we lack the funds to continue," with all revenue from game sales going to "pay off debts to our partners." It also stated that it "really wanted to release new patches to reveal the full potential of the game," but lacks the necessary funding.

  • Fntastic also stated that it did not accept "any money from the public during the development of The Day Before" and that while the future of the game and its other title, Propnight, is unknown, servers for both will remain operational for the time being.

  • Due to the unexpected announcement, many people have stood by their belief that the entire game release was a "scam," which originated due to delays and its marketing. It was also discovered that Fntastic had not only created an extraction shooter when it was billed as an open-world MMO but had also used assets from the Unreal Engine store for much of its content, leaving players puzzled as to how the game had supposedly been in the works for so long.

  • Over 30,000 players tried the game on launch day before server issues and general disappointment set in, causing many to refund the title on Steam and player counts to drop to a couple of thousand over the weekend. Although it has since been removed from Steam, users are now urging the developer to issue refunds to the remaining players, accusing it of stealing money.

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