Just four days after releasing The Day Before – the most anticipated game of 2023, developer Fntastic immediately closed this blockbuster due to financial difficulties. This came extremely suddenly and almost immediately after The Day Before received countless criticism for “hanging a goat’s head to sell dog meat”. Advertised as an open world survival game, but after experiencing it, you will see that The Day Before does not have any survival or open world elements.
The game itself had previously been involved in many troubles surrounding development issues, name copyright issues, and was even removed from Steam and delayed countless launches. With too many negative reviews, Fntastic was forced to close The Day Before after only 4 days and also close the studio. It was thought that this would be the end of Fntastic, but no one expected, according to data on SteamDB, it seems that Fntastic has performed a spectacular “cicada escape”.
The proof is that The Wild Eight – another game also developed by Fntastic, has just had its developer name changed on Steam. No longer Fntastic as before, now the developer of The Wild Eight has been reset to Eight Points. This makes many people think that Fntastic actually did not close but changed its name to Eight Points to avoid criticism from The Day Before players that could affect their new game Eight Points.
Of course, this question has led to a storm of criticism towards The Wild Eight and is most clearly shown through countless negative comments for this project, even though it does not yet have much specific information. Everything was later explained when The Wild Eight was originally developed by Fntastic but then the studio ceased operations after the game opened early access on Steam. HypeTrainDigital then developed The Wild Eight independently, before severing all business ties with Fntastic in 2017. This explanation seems reasonable, but there are still many doubts about Fntastic’s effectiveness. will find a way to get rid of the trouble about The Day Before by renaming it or not.