Publisher MyTona and developer Fntastic have delayed the PC version of the open-world survival massively multiplayer online game The Day Before from the previously planned release date of March 1 to November 10, citing a trademark dispute as the reason.
“Prior to the release, Steam blocked our game page at the request of a private individual, because of the name ‘The Day Before,’” the companies said in a joint statement. “As you know, our game was announced in January 2021. At the time of the announcement, ‘The Day Before‘ game trademark exists. After the announcement of the game, the aforementioned individual filled an application before us to register the trademark of the game ‘The Day Before‘ in the United States.”
According to the companies, while an extended gameplay video is planned to be released later this month, they first need to settle this trademark issue. In a separate tweet, Fntastic SAYS“For the gameplay video, we will consult with the lawyers first, and then we can publish it.”
The Day Before also planned to be released on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series at a later date.
Get the full message from MyTona and Fntastic below.
Before the release, Steam blocked our game page at the request of a private individual, due to the name “The Day Before.”
As you know, our game was announced in January 2021. At the time of announcement, “The Day Before” There is the game trademark.
After the announcement of the game, the aforementioned individual filled an application before us to register the trademark of the game “The Day Before” in the United States: https://uspto.report/TM/79314174
Before, we didn’t know there were claims. We found this out on January 19, 2023, when we received a complaint from him and a request to contact him.
Now we know all the circumstances of the incident and we can solve everything.
We had previously planned to post a long gameplay video later this month, but we had to sort out this issue first. We will post a video as soon as possible.
As a result, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the launch to November 10, 2023. We understand that this may disappoint many of our fans, however we want to make sure that we release the best which is possible game.
Our 100 percent focus remains on the game itself and how to give you the best game possible.
Thank you and we look forward to your support.
MyTona and Fntastic