Fntastic Closes 4 Days After Early Access Launch!

It seems that the Early Access launch of the MMO that is so reminiscent of The Last of Us was such a failure that the studio failed at everything. Maybe they shouldn’t have said everything…


The Day Before launched on Steam on December 7, but in Early Access, so it’s far from “version 1.0”. The reviews have come in nicely: 20714 user reviews, with the game well into the overwhelmingly negative category. That pretty much says it all, and you could add that the studio is closing and leave it at that… but Fntastic also left a failtastic farewell message on Twitter:

“Today we announce the closure of Fntastic Studio. Unfortunately, The Day Before has failed financially and we lack the funds to continue. All income received will be used to pay debts to our partners. We invested all our efforts, resources and man-hours into the development of The Day Before, which was our first major game. We really wanted to release new patches to reveal the full potential of the game, but unfortunately we don’t have the funds to continue the work. It’s important to note that we never took any money from the public during the development of The Day Before; there were no pre-orders or crowdfunding campaigns. We worked tirelessly for five years, pouring our blood, sweat, and tears into the game.

The future of The Day Before and Propnight is unknown at this time, but the servers will remain operational. We apologize if we didn’t meet your expectations. We did everything in our power, but unfortunately we miscalculated our capabilities. Making games is an incredibly challenging endeavor. We’re grateful to everyone who has supported us through these difficult years. It’s been a fantastic journey over the past eight years (2015: Opening of the studio; 2017: Release of The Wild Eight; 2018: Release of Dead Dozen; 2018: Release of Radiant One; 2021: Release of Propnight; 2023: Release of The Day Before),” the studio wrote.

And here’s the kicker. Even if you go to Steam, you won’t be able to buy the game (who knows how long the servers will last?). That’s not the only thing Valve has done: even if you’ve played it for more than two hours, Gabe Newell’s company will make an exception and give you your money back if you request it…

Source: WCCFTech

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