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The Day Before under fire for directly ripping off The Last Of Us, Call Of Duty

The Day Before under fire for directly ripping off The Last Of Us, Call Of Duty

Gamers have highlighted a number of similarities between The Day Before and other huge titles - some are concerned that it's a scam.

Controversy surrounding The Day Before is continuing to mount, as gamers have now noticed a number of huge similarities between the title and other huge games like The Last of Us and Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War.

In case you were unfamiliar, The Day Before is an “open-world MMO survival set in a deadly, post-pandemic America overrun by flesh-hungry infected and survivors”. When it was first revealed, it genuinely looked very promising - it basically looked like a mix of The Division and The Last of Us, but in a really good way.

Take a look at the trailer for The Day Before below.

Unfortunately though, last year, just six weeks before its original release date, The Day Before got delayed to March 2023. Given that millions had already wishlisted it on Steam at that point, you can imagine the disappointment. Well, this got compounded further when late last month, it was delayed yet again, this time until 10 November 2023. This prompted some to wonder if the game actually exists.

Over on Reddit, gamers have been comparing screenshots and footage from The Day Before to a number of other games, and some of it seems a bit too similar. A compilation of these similarities was shared by PatFury on the r/gaming subreddit, who said: “This is just getting weird at this point with the development of The Day Before.

As you can see, the font used in the game's logo seems to be pretty much identical to the one used in The Last of Us series, but that’s not all. Several shots of gameplay footage seem to mirror the Zombies reveal trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War. In the thread, some raised concerns that the game could be an “elaborate scam”, while others suggested that the devs have attempted to “blatantly copy things from other games to use in their marketing to get people hyped”.

Following the game’s most recent delay, however, developers Fntastic stated that: “The storm will calm down eventually, and time will put everything in its place. When the game comes out, people will finally see the truth.” We’ll just have to wait and see what that “truth” is.

Featured Image Credit: Fntastic, Sony Interactive Entertainment

Topics: PlayStation 5, PC, Steam, PlayStation, The Last Of Us, Call Of Duty