“The Day Before,” an upcoming title from a relatively small gaming studio, has caused more controversy as its release date draws near. Originally pegged for an earlier launch, the game has now been postponed to December, fuelling further uncertainties about its completion.
In what appears to be a recurring theme for “The Day Before,” the game has come under fire for its striking similarities to other post-apocalyptic games, notably The Division. This issue resurfaced with the debut of its latest trailer, intensifying the debate over the game’s originality.
The recent controversy isn’t confined to visuals alone. The trailer’s audio content has sparked a new wave of criticism, with allegations of dialogue being lifted from renowned open-world games such as GTA 5, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Cyberpunk 2077. This pattern of imitation, extending beyond visual elements to the game’s dialogue, raises questions about the game’s creative integrity.
Unlike the infamous “Abandoned” game by Blue Box, which gained notoriety for its limited content reveal, “The Day Before” seems to offer more substantial content. However, this hasn’t shielded it from accusations of heavily borrowing from established AAA titles, especially in its promotional strategies.
Industry observers and gamers alike speculate that upon its release, “The Day Before” may reveal further instances of borrowed assets or elements from other games. This speculation stems from the studio’s apparent comfort in closely emulating aspects of major AAA games, down to their promotional art and trailer dialogues.
Initially, “The Day Before” captured the gaming community’s attention as a wildly ambitious project from a smaller studio. The possibility of a breakthrough game from an underdog team was tantalizing. However, the troubled journey towards its release, coupled with the borrowing allegations, has dampened expectations about the game’s potential impact and significance in the gaming world.
Despite the prevailing scepticism and the concerning trajectory of its development, there remains a keen interest in the gaming community to see how “The Day Before” will ultimately fare. The game’s path to release, fraught with delays and controversies, adds a layer of intrigue to its eventual unveiling.
As the December release approaches, the gaming world watches with a mix of scepticism and curiosity, wondering whether “The Day Before” will live up to its initial promise or fall short, marred by its controversial development history.