Steam’s Most Wanted Game Delayed for Nearly a Year

the day before felt like “part of DayZ, a little bit of The Last of Us and a little bit of The Division” when we got our first good look at 2021. The open-world MMO zombie survival game was clearly not the most original concept of all. times, but the games it takes its inspiration from are very good, and it is being developed by the team that developed The Wild Eight, the game that allows eat your own corpse to survive in a pinch. In my book, this makes The Day Before worth a second look in its own right.

Interest in The Day Before is clearly high: it’s number one on Steam’s wish list. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait longer than expected to find out. In a bit of good news – bad news, developer Fntastic said IGN which is moving to Unreal Engine 5, but that means it will be delayed by almost a year past its intended date.

“Feeling and understanding the great responsibility we face, with enormous gratitude in our hearts, we are pleased to announce that The Day Before is moving to the new Unreal Engine 5 technology!” said the studio. The transition to a more advanced and adapted open worlds engine will make The Day Before gameplay even more fantastic.

“In this regard, we inform you that the game’s new release date will be March 1, 2023.”

The Day Before looks pretty good in last year’s release date trailer embedded above (and which is obviously no longer relevant as far as “release date” goes), but the switch to UE5 could pay real dividends. We noticed in our look at the new engine last month that offers a number of features specific to open world games: One, called World Partition, handles instant loading and unloading of open worlds as players move through them, while another, Data Layers, lets players developers “create different variations of the same world – such as day and night versions, or intact and broken geometry – as layers that exist in the same space.”

Fntastic isn’t the only studio deciding to switch to Unreal Engine 5. CD Projekt announced in March that The Witcher 4 will use UE5also because of its open world features.

Leave a Comment