The story behind Steam’s most hyped Zombie game just got weirder

A man with scars on his face and a gun on his shoulder stares at the camera.

Picture: Fntastic / Kotaku

have you heard about yesterday? This is an upcoming zombie themed survival horror MMO with power Our last herd increases capacity. You probably already have it on your Steam wish list, because it always highest rating among the favorites, outstripping titles like Bethesda’s star school and fall behind Hogwarts legacy. Well, things got a bit mysterious regarding the popular title on Steam when the game was suddenly pulled from Valve’s store, with the developer citing a trademark issue that has now caused the slowdown. nine months late to the game. With such a sudden change, fans and mods on the game’s official Discord server began to suspect that something was amiss.

yesterday to be revealed in 2021. Soon game trailer showed off a number of third-person shooters, scripted but promising modern survival horror with loot mechanics; it is enough to attract serious attention of the game. After the hype, a large number of players have put the game on wish lists to stay informed about its upcoming development and release, making this title one of the best. most loved on the digital store. The game was originally slated for 2022, but after a delay due to development moving to Unreal Engine 5, the release was pushed back to March 2023 based on a statement. give IGN last year. Now, the game is facing other obstacles: Both the release date and the “long gameplay video” have been delayed. The title has also disappeared from Steam; it looks like a “private individual” has trademarked the game name, prompting the developer to “postpone the launch date to November 10” this year, with the game video expected to be delayed as well. again.


yesterdayIts developer, Fntastic, delivered disappointing news via a tweet today, saying, “Shortly prior to release, Steam blocked our game page at the request of an individual, because of the name. yesterday.”

Kotaku Contacted Valve for comment on yesterdayis delisting on Steam.

The tweet goes on to say that the developer only learned about the trademark on January 19 of this year. Hold your skepticism for just a second, because the mark itself is real. A Sun Jae Lee had apply for it back in 2021with approval to be passed in August 2022. Among other uses, trademarks include the use of the name yesterday in “artwork, performing arts, music, entertainment, entertainment,” and, yup, “online [games].”

As noted by popular YouTuber Skill Up, the game’s official Discord top mod is voicing some concerns as to whether there’s any gameplay footage to watch, if not some. greater skepticism about the state of the game. Kotaku can’t confirm anything regarding gameplay, but we’re keeping it in mind as it’s starting to overwhelm discussions surrounding the game.

On Twitter, Discord, and the game’s subreddit, this skepticism has gone viral. LA Noire Jonathan Frakes’ “Doubt” memes and videos stating that “it’s all fabricated” can be found among a multitude of other claims expressing uncertainty that the game is real.

It doesn’t help that the game developer is somewhat mysterious. Although they have shipped a game before, PropNightThe studio also has a teleconferencing application and talk about a big game about attracting unpaid volunteer work on its title.


Kotaku contacted Fntastic for more information, but did not receive a response prior to publication. Right now the game is still not found on Steam. For now, if you’re looking forward to the game, you may have to activate Our last or Parts to get your post-apocalyptic scavenger fix.


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