Developer Fntastic has shared a 10-minute gameplay trailer for its now twice-delayed open-world zombie survival MMO The Day Earlier than.
Fntastic introduced The Day Earlier than again in 2021, and its placing reveal trailer helped propel it to the highest of Steam’s most wishlisted video games chart. Since then, although, it is acquired two last-minute delays in slightly weird circumstances – first, Fntastic instantly introduced it was switching improvement to Unreal Engine 5 a month earlier than its preliminary June 2022 launch date, setting launch again by a yr, then on the finish of January, with simply two months to go earlier than its revised launch date, the developer pulled the sport’s Steam itemizing and introduced one other nine-month delay, this time blaming a trademark dispute.
The extraordinarily restricted quantity of footage seen of The Day Earlier than as all that performed out solely helped to gas web hypothesis the sport was some kind of rip-off – options Improbable just lately rebuffed, arguing, “We did not take a penny from individuals: no crowdfunding, no pre-orders, no donations. The sport is absolutely funded by Mytona, one of many largest cell publishers on the planet, who checked the sport’s construct at each milestone per our contract.”
On the identical time, Fntastic claimed it had initially been desiring to launch a 10-minute gameplay trailer earlier than information of its trademark dispute surfaced – one thing it is now opted to do anyway as destructive chatter across the recreation continues to develop.
Sadly, the brand new gameplay trailer, which you will discover above, is not maybe the stunner Fntastic may do with proper now, consisting largely of aimless, actionless meandering round The Day Earlier than’s open-world metropolis. There is a transient have a look at the sport’s crafting and weapon modification menus, and a purse will get looted at one level, however there’s nearly no gunplay past the occassional, underwhelming pop at a distant zombie or two.
All in all, it is a fairly muted reappearance for The Day Earlier than – and definitely much less eye-catching than the transient snippet of RTX-enhanced gameplay shared final yr – which maybe will not do a lot to assuage detractors. Nonetheless, with one other 9 months to go till The Day Earlier than’s revised tenth November launch date arrives, there’s nonetheless time for Fntastic to begin altering minds.