The Day Before is now well and truly dead, 45 days after its release

It has expired the previous day, and its servers are closed to players as of today, January 22nd.

The servers for The Day Before, one of the most controversial and disastrous games in recent memory, have been shut down just 45 days after the game launched in Early Access.

Publisher Mytona indicated the end of the previous day with the developer Fntastic has allegedly been shut down.

Last month, The previous day is no longer purchasable. Now, while those with The Day Before still clinging to their hard drives can boot up the game and create a character, IGN has verified that no servers appear when searching any region.

Last month, Mytona said all Steam players would be automatically refunded. “We regret to inform you that developer Fntastic has officially ceased operations, and as a result The Day Before will be retired and the servers will be shut down on January 22, 2024,” the statement read.

“As stated previously, Mytona, as the investor, works in cooperation with Steam to facilitate refunds For all game buyers. For any players whose purchases have not already been refunded, Steam will now proactively refund all remaining players.

The Day Before was Steam's most popular game before A strange series of events It caused increased doubt and anxiety among fans. Fntastic has been accused of stealing other games The Division, Call of Duty, The Last of Us, Cyberpunk 2077, Grand Theft Auto 5, and others, on separate occasions, for example, and a trademark dispute has also complicated matters.

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It is now impossible to play the previous day.
It is now impossible to play the previous day.

In November 2023, seven months after promising no further delays, Fntastic delayed Day One again, this time indefinitely although its PC version would hit Early Access a month later. This launch did not go well, either Players have pointed out that nothing Fntastic promised is actually in the game.

Finally, just four days after launch, When the number of players dropped by 90% and the previous day it entered the list of the 10 worst games of all time on SteamFantastic announced It was closing.

in IGN Review 1/10 RareWe said: “The Day Before is easily one of the worst games I've ever played, to the point where I'm afraid to keep playing it on my PC — and if you can't give it a try, you can consider yourself one of the lucky ones.”

yesterday It has gone down in history as a high-profile “fraud” video game. This caused such distrust among Steam users that Palworld developer Pocketpair felt compelled to insist that its new game was not a scam.

Wesley is IGN's UK news editor. You can find him on Twitter at @wyp100. You can contact Wesley at wesley_yinpoole@ign.com or confidentially at wyp100@proton.me.

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