The Day Before Delay Was Planned Before Trademark Dispute Emerged

Fntastic is "very confident" it will be resolved by November and will use the additional time for more improvements and polish.

Posted By | On 27th, Jan. 2023

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Fntastic’s The Day Before suffered another months-long delay recently due to a trademark dispute. There’s been backlash, especially since raw gameplay was to be revealed this month, and accusations of scamming. Studio co-founders Eduard and Aisen Gotovtsev spoke to IGN and said the delay was planned even before the trademark dispute came up.

“We planned to move the game’s release before and plan to announce it with [publisher] Mytona in a 10-minute gameplay video. And then you all know what happened. So to be on the safe side, to ensure there are no more transfers, we, along with the publisher, chose November 10. That is a safe date, given the trademark dispute.”

Fntastic is “very confident” that the trademark issue will be resolved, due to “strong legal partners.” The additional time allows the team to “better prepare for the release and make the overall improvements for the game. It will become even more polished, optimized, and content-filled.”

Despite allegations that the game isn’t really in development, the developer reiterated that it exists “The storm will calm down eventually, and time will put everything in its place. When the game comes out, people will finally see the truth,” it said. “But while we’re here, we’re grateful for such a fantastic journey and for you being with us.”

An additional statement has been released with Fntastic revealing that The Day Before has been in development for four years and funded entirely by Mytona. “We understand that some players, not seeing the whole picture, might have doubts about the game. Our whole focus has always been on the product itself.

“We’ve been creating the game for four years. All these years have been full of sweat and blood to make this game, and for many members of our team, it is unpleasant to hear such accusations. We didn’t take a penny from people: no crowdfunding, no pre-orders, no donations. The game is fully funded by Mytona, one of the largest mobile publishers in the world, who checked the game’s build at every milestone per our contract.”

It maintained that it only believes “in the final product. No matter what anyone says, you’ll see for yourself on November 10 this year. We hope that after the game’s success, we’ll give people faith that in this life, if you persevere toward a dream, it will come true, despite all the obstacles and doubts.”

The Day Before launches on PC, with Xbox Series X/S and PS5 versions in development. It was meant to release in June 2022 but faced a delay due to the team shifting to Unreal Engine 5. Stay tuned for more details and updates in the meantime.


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