Sons of the Forest will be launching on February 23 as an Early Access title

Launching on February 23 is Endnight Games’ new open-world survival horror simulator, Sons of the Forest. It will be an Early Access title as announced by its developer.


Before the announcement, the game was previously planned to launch as the full experience. But since the plan has changed, here’s the message of the team:

Hey Everyone,

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

In case you didn’t know, Sons of the Forest is the sequel to Endnight Games 2014 survival horror video game, The Forest.

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Here is an overview of Sons of the Forest via its Steam page:

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.

Key Features:

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 NPC's barking orders at you or giving you missions you don't want to do. You give the orders, you choose what happens next.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Co-op Gameplay
Survive alone, or with friends. Share items and work together to build defenses. Bring back-up to explore above and below ground.