You might have forgotten about The Day Earlier than (opens in new tab) by now. It was first introduced in January 2021 as “an open-world MMO survival” recreation, after which in April of that yr we received a 10-minute gameplay video (opens in new tab). And that is actually been it—nothing of substance has been heard in regards to the recreation since.
That state of affairs will quickly change, although, as developer Fntastic says that it’s going to reveal “uncooked gameplay footage” from The Day Earlier than later this month.
“We’re happy to tell you that the look ahead to information relating to our recreation launch is coming to an finish,” Fntastic wrote in a Discord (opens in new tab) announcement. “After cautious consideration and discussions with our management crew, we now have acquired approval to share the knowledge you’ve been eagerly anticipating.
“This month, we can be releasing uncooked gameplay footage, as per the quite a few requests acquired from our group. This footage will showcase a majority of the options and gameplay parts requested by our group and can present a transparent glimpse into the present state of improvement for The Day Earlier than.”
It isn’t all that terribly uncommon for a studio to go quiet within the midst of recreation improvement. What makes The Day Earlier than state of affairs so odd is that, in line with Steam (opens in new tab), it is set to launch on March 1. That is only a month and a half from now, and but it apparently took “cautious consideration and discussions” to determine to publicly showcase the sport. That appears bizarre, proper?
The Day Earlier than is not Fntastic’s first kick on the cat: Previous to this, it launched the well-received survival journey The Wild Sport, which made Chris eat his personal lifeless physique (opens in new tab) to remain alive. It is also very extremely anticipated, second solely to Hogwarts Legacy on Steam’s top wishlists chart (opens in new tab). It is doable, I suppose, that the silence is technique, and if that’s the case it appears to be paying off, no less than primarily based on the curiosity being proven on Steam. Nonetheless appears somewhat bizarre to me, although.
We’ll undoubtedly be retaining a watch out for that gameplay footage, and no matter comes after it. Within the meantime, I’ve reached out to Fntastic to ask why the studio has been so quiet with the discharge date so shut, and can replace if I obtain a reply.