The Day Before is an upcoming open-world multiplayer survival game set in a post-apocalyptic world developed by Fntastic and published by MYTONA. In this game, the main character is set to survive in a world where flesh-hungry zombies and survivors kill each other for food, weapons, and cars are present. The Day Before is set for release in 2022 but has been subject to several delays since then.
Fntastic originally planned the release of The Day Before in June 2022. However, it was delayed to March 1, 2023. Moreover, Fntastic was preparing a demo of The Day Before, but it has also been postponed. Eventually, the developers announced a further delay on November 10, 2023. According to Fntastic, The Day Before was removed from Steam because someone registered “The Day Before” name and requested Steam to remove it. After the game’s announcement on January 2021, the game’s trademark was available. Fntastic even included the link to the trademark filing set in the United States.
Right before the release, Steam blocked our game page at the request of a private individual, because of the name The Day Before.
As you know, our game was announced in January 2021. At the time of the announcement, The Day Before game trademark was available.
After the announcement of the game, the above mentioned individual filled out an application before us to register the game trademark The Day Before in the United States: https://uspto.report/TM/79314174
Fntastic stated that they will settle the issue as fast as possible. Initially, the developers plan to release a lengthy gameplay this month but will have to sort out the problem first. Fans have grown wary about the game and the team could likely change the name of the game. However, this could lead to a marketing problem. The Day Before has already become well-known to gamers. In fact, The Day Before became one of the most wish-listed games on Steam before the removal.