Developer Endnight Games has announced that Sons of the Forest, which was previously announced to have a full release on February 23, will instead launch in Early Access, in order to prevent any more delays. For context, Sons of the Forest was initially set to release in October 2022, but was delayed to its current February 23 release date “Due to the scope” of the game. It will launch for PC via Steam.
The message regarding the delay via he developer:
It’s been a long journey since we first started Sons of The Forest development and it’s grown into the biggest most complex game we have ever made. There is still so much more we want to add; items, new mechanics, gameplay balance, and more. We didn’t want to delay again so have instead decided to involve the community in the continued development of this project and keep our February 23 release date but instead release in Early Access.
The Forest turned out to be a massive success, due mostly to the awesome community and the suggestions, feedback, and bug reports the players shared with us. We are really excited and hope that players want to come on this new journey with us to make this the ultimate survival horror simulator.
—The Team at Endnight
The game’s details via the developer can be seen below:
An entirely new experience from the makers of The Forest.
Sent to find a missing billionaire on a remote island, you find yourself in a cannibal-infested hellscape. Craft, build, and struggle to survive, alone or with friends, in this terrifying new open-world survival horror simulator.
A Survival Horror Simulator – Experience complete freedom to tackle the world how you want. You decide what you do, where to go and how best to survive. There are no NPCs barking orders at you or giving you missions you don’t want to do. You give the orders, you choose what happens next.
Fight Demons – Enter a world where nowhere is safe and fight against a range of mutated creatures, some who are almost human like, and others who are like nothing you have ever seen before. Armed with pistols, axes, stun batons and more, protect yourself and those you care for.
Build and Craft – Feel every interaction; Break sticks to make fires. Use an axe to cut out windows and floors. Build a small cabin, or a sea-side compound, the choice is yours.
Changing Seasons – Pluck fresh salmon directly from streams in spring and summer. Collect and store meat for the cold winter months. You’re not alone on this island, so as winter rolls in and food and resources become scarce you won’t be the only one looking for a meal.
Cooperative Gameplay – Survive alone, or with friends. Share items and work together to build defenses. Bring back-up to explore above and below ground.
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