Fntastic has managed to finally reclaim the title of its upcoming survival action game The Day Before. As a result, it has returned to Steam, with the studio gearing up for the Early Access launch.
On November 1, Fntastic announced that The Day Before had been back on Steam under its original name. It appears that the studio won a court battle for its title.
“We dedicate this victory to all our future players, and it’s all for them,” a statement reads. “For five years, we have been doing our best to give people this dream game.”
This comes 10 months after the game was pulled from Valve’s store due to a copyright complaint. It was filed by a South Korean developer that operates calendar app The Day Before. In August, Fntastic filed an application for the DAYWORLD trademark, which could have become an alternate name for the game if the studio lost the legal battle.
In a separate post on social media, Fntastic said there is a saying: “Three things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, and the Truth,” adding that “we aim to be an example to everyone, showing that the impossible is possible. Never give up.”
— Fntastic (@FntasticHQ) November 1, 2023
The Day Before is currently the most wishlisted upcoming game on Steam, above The Finals, Hades II, and Manor Lords. The top 10 also includes titles like Hollow Knight: Silksong, Frostpunk 2, and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl.
Top 10 most wishlisted upcoming games on Steam
Due to the copyright dispute, Fntastic initially delayed the game until November. Although The Day Before’s store page is back online, its release date has now been postponed once again to December 7.
The Early Access version will cost $39, and the price will go up to $49 on full release. However, it is unclear when The Day Before will launch globally on PC and consoles.