The Day Before player count drops below 10,000, becomes one of the lowest-rated Steam Games
After years of controversy, including accusations of being a scam, The Day Before was finally released in early access to an overwhelming negative response, with its player count plummeting below 10,000 and becoming one of the lowest-rated games on Steam.
As reported by PCGamesN, The Day Before peaked at 38,104 concurrent players on its December 7 launch date, but this has now dropped to a 24-hour peak of 7,690 (via SteamDB) and an average of less than 5,000 in just a few days.
It has also quickly become one of the lowest rated games on Steam, currently ranking ninth with only 20% of its 18,000 reviews being positive. Some of those "positive" reviews are also not actually positive, but rather troll comments mocking the game.
The reason for the negative reviews is simply that the game isn't very good, with poor technical performance, barebones gameplay features, server issues, and an unexpectedly low number of zombies for a zombie survival game. Fntastic has since released an update to address some of these issues, but it appears that its player base has already lost interest.
Players have also accused the game's developer of outright lying about the title, with some unearthing now-deleted trailers suggesting that the game would be an open-world MMO despite now being an extraction shooter. This comes just days after Fntastic requested that the community refrain from accusing it of deceiving anyone and apologized for its marketing.
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