For several months, the development of the upcoming zombie-survival MMO The Day Before has been relatively quiet. Today, the game’s developer, Fntastic, demonstrated some new features, allowing fans to become acquainted with some of the game’s more MMO-like characteristics.
Diana Weng, CBO of the game’s publisher MYTONA, as well as Fntastic founders Aisen and Ed Gotovtsev, appeared on camera to introduce some of the key elements coming to The Day Before that the footage highlights. The main topic of discussion centered on a common area in the city where players could meet up with others, share supplies, and generally unwind.
These types of safe zones are common in MMOs and appear to be a welcome relief from the tense survival environments that The Day Before presents to its players. The trailer also included a look at the intricately furnished interior of a multi-story shopping mall, which is just one of the many environments that fans have been promised they will be able to explore in the game. The game will also include base building and weapon customization options for players who don’t want to be too cramped in the inner-city strongholds.
Notably, the trailer mentions the PS5 and Xbox Series X and S as platforms for The Day Before. Fntastic had previously expressed a desire to publish the game on home consoles but had not confirmed a release date.
The trailer, however, makes it clear that it will not be a cross-generational title and will only be available on the latest generation of consoles. Based on the amount of detail and graphical fidelity shown in the gameplay trailers, this makes sense, as The Day Before appears to be quite demanding on its hardware.
The trailer also includes a confirmed release date for The Day Before. The game is set to be released on June 21, 2022, but there’s a catch: it’ll only be available on PC at that time, with console versions following later. There’s been a lot of speculation about console versions of The Day Before, so news that they’re coming is certainly exciting, but console players have been mainly left in the dark thus far.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, release dates have been difficult to nail down recently, so fans should be cautious about planning their lives around the MMOs’ release. Based on the footage shown thus far, The Day Before appears to be in a good place, potentially giving hope that the project will stick to its original release date.