The Day Before Will Be Retired and Servers Will Be Turned Off

Servers will be turned off and the Day Before will be retired, and we've got all the details here!
The Day Before Lifting Weights
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The dream of a zombie-infested open world is officially laid to rest. Just months after its tumultuous launch, The Day Before will bid a permanent farewell on January 22, 2024, as its servers are turned off. This follows a very unpopular launch and is more of a curtain call for a project plagued by controversy and technical woes.

This tweet from the developers signals the end of the entire fiasco. Fntastic’s abrupt exit leaves a bitter taste in players’ mouths. Many feel scammed, pointing to the game’s buggy launch and questionable marketing tactics as evidence. Glitches riddled the game, and instead of fixing any of them, the development team left the project after four days.

https://twitter.com/playdaybefore/status/1738112110385914052

The official tweet acknowledges the community’s support but offers little solace for their disappointment. It confirms Steam will automatically refund all remaining purchases, highlighting Mytona’s (the game’s investor) involvement in facilitating the process. While this promises financial restitution, it does little to mend the broken promises and dashed hopes of many would-be fans.

I’ve seen some reviews on what the four days after release were like. Even with the ability to play single-player, you’ll likely not have a very good time anyway. We’ve not seen a good reception for the game altogether.

If you have yet to get a refund, now is your chance. The Day Before is always an online game, so you’ll be unable to play with the servers off. Based on the tweet, we can assume that getting a refund is automatic regardless of how long you played for. Since the investor is working with Steam, it sounds like there won’t be a problem there.

Jorge A. Aguilar

Jorge A. Aguilar

Jorge A. Aguilar, also known as Aggy, is the current Assigning Editor.

He started his career as an esports, influencer, and streaming writer for Sportskeeda. He then moved to GFinity Esports to cover streaming, games, guides, and news before moving to the Social team where he ended his time as the Lead of Social Content.

He also worked a writer and editor for both Pro Game Guides and Dot Esports, and as a writer for PC Invasion, Attack of the Fanboy, and Android Police. Aggy is the former Managing Editor and Operations Overseer of N4G Unlocked and a former Gaming editor for WePC.

Throughout his time in the industry, he's trained over 100 writers, written thousands of articles on multiple sites, written more reviews than he cares to count, and edited tens of thousands of articles. He has also written some games published by Tales, some books, and a comic sold to Telus International.

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