DayZ Devs Joke About The Disappointing Failure Of The Day Before

A celebratory post to mark the upcoming anniversary that's strikingly similar to a closure notice.

Story Highlights

  • DayZ developer celebrated the game’s 10th anniversary with a tweet that seemingly mocks FNTASTIC.
  • The Day Before has been a critical failure that led to the studio’s closure.
  • It managed to sell over 200,000 units of which more than 90,000 were refunded.

Bohemia Interactive posted a celebratory tweet for DayZ’s tenth anniversary that seems to be a jab at the closure of FNTASTIC following the failure of The Day Before. The note expresses Bohemia’s gratitude towards the community of DayZ for supporting it over the decade-long journey after the initial rough launch. However, the timing of this note in addition to the format makes you wonder about a humorous ulterior motive.

Bohemia’s announcement commences in similar fashion to FNTASTIC’s, comprising an equal number of paragraphs. It concludes in the same format, giving a timeline of sorts that celebrates the studio’s journey since the development of the game began. The closing section of the note stands out with the “dead game” being crossed out to signify that DayZ is going strong.

While it’s true that The Day Before is a critical failure that prompted the closure of FNTASTIC, some users replied to Bohemia’s tweet saying that it’s too soon to make jokes while some stated that they could appreciate the sense of humor contained in the notice.

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FNTASTIC initially unveiled its latest project in 2021 through a trailer that displayed its core mechanics. Following this unveiling, the devs positioned it as an open-world MMO seamlessly blending survival and third-person shooter elements, drawing parallels to the likes of The Last of Us and The Division series.

The Day Before
The Day Before

After almost two years of delays and silence, the game finally debuted on PC in Early Access, facing a predominantly unfavorable reception. It sold a little over 200,000 units on Steam of which more than 90,000 were refunded leading to the devs having deemed it a failure worse than their previous project—Propnight.

The Day Before launched in Early Access for PC on December 7, 2023.

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