The Day Before: Release date, platforms, gameplay details, trailers, more

Joseph Pascoulis
the day before character in the open world city

The Day Before is an exciting new survival game that sees players fighting for their lives in an open-world multiplayer environment, here’s everything you need to know.

As 2023 draws to a close, games are continuing to roll out to finish the year strong, as players can now get their hands on MW3, and Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is just on the horizon.

That said, a game by the development studio Fntastic is also creating a lot of hype, as The Day Before is an exciting upcoming survival game that looks to appeal to players who enjoy MMO titles such as The Division.

Here’s everything you need to know about The Day Before, including its post-apocalyptic open world, its release date, and more.

The Day Before release date & price

The Day Before will be released on December 7, 2023, in early access on Steam for PC.

The game will cost $39 for early access, but the devs have confirmed that this will rise to $49 for the full release. That said, if you purchase the early access version, you will not need to buy the game again for full release. There are no preorders for the game.

What platforms will The Day Before be available on?

The Day Before will only be available for PC in early access, but the devs do plan on releasing a “next-gen console version” once the full game officially launches, so, hopefully, those on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S won’t have to wait too long.

The Day Before gameplay details

The Day Before is an MMO survival game with a sprawling open world that’s set in the present-day US East Coast. The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic setting after a deadly pandemic, where players will customize their character and set them off in the world to survive amongst other online players and the dangerous infected.

Players will be searching the world for supplies, building materials, and more to help rebuild the community. Bring as much valuable loot back to home base as possible and you’ll be rewarded.

In The Day Before, players will need to keep track of their health, hunger, and thirst levels, while also being wary of the dangerous zombie-like infected enemies that inhabit the world. Weapons are modern and realistic, as players will be fighting off enemies with a variety of guns, as well as escaping and traveling the East Coast with vehicles.

The Day Before trailers

Here’s the official gameplay trailer for The Day Before, giving players a taste of what to expect.

In November 2023, the devs also released another gameplay overview and early access release date trailer, which provided an even deeper look into the upcoming survival title, including the character customization.

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Joseph is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel, specializing in shooters such as Call of Duty, Apex Legends, Fortnite, and Overwatch. He also enjoys Souls-likes, the Resident Evil franchise, and Tekken. After writing for KeenGamer, he joined CharlieIntel in 2021. If Joseph isn't writing about games, he's most likely playing them. You can contact him at [email protected].