The day before the servers shut down next month, leaving the game active for only 45 days

The Day Before, one of the most controversial and disastrous games in recent memory, will shut down its servers in January 2024, just 45 days after the game launches into early access.

In a post on X/Twitter, publisher Mytona confirmed the inevitable news that The Day Before will be shutting down permanently on January 22nd. And with developer Fntastic shutting down, its existence wiped from the internet, and the previous day no longer being purchasable or playable, the entire project would essentially cease to exist.

It appears that all Steam players who have not yet requested a refund will be automatically refunded soon, with Mytona saying “Steam will now proactively refund all remaining players.”

“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 previously mentioned, Mytona, as the investor, is working in collaboration with Steam to facilitate refunds for all purchasers of the game. For any players who have not yet received a refund, Steam will now proactively refund all remaining players.”

The Day Before was Steam’s favorite game before a strange series of events caused fans to become more suspicious and anxious. Fntastic has been accused of stealing other games such as The Division, Call of Duty, The Last of Us, Cyberpunk 2077, Grand Theft Auto 5 and others, for example, on separate occasions, and a trademark dispute has also complicated matters.

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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, with players pointing out that nothing Fntastic promised was actually in the game.

Finally, just four days after launch, when player numbers dropped by 90% and The Day Before entered the list of the 10 worst games of all time on Steam, Fntastic announced that it was closing its doors.

In a rare IGN 1/10 review, we 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 haven’t been able to give it a try,” You can consider yourself one of the lucky ones.”

Ryan Dinsdale is a freelance reporter at IGN. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day long.

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