Sons of the Forest is the next project from publisher and developer Endnight Games and the sequel to its popular survival game The Forest. Since it was revealed in late 2019, rumors have surrounded it thanks in no small part to the scarcity of details shared by the team behind it.
But while there may not be all that many official details, the title's two trailers do at least give us an initial idea of what we can expect. Here is everything we know about Sons of the Forest, including details about its release date, gameplay, story, and more.
Sons of the Forest Release Date
Sons of the Forest doesn't yet have a fixed release date but was given a broad 2021 release window late last year. Since then, the developer has not issued any further updates, leaving some plays dreading that an impending delay may be just around the corner.
Surprise launches do happen from time to time and, with a few months left of 2021, we could still see a Sons of the Forest release date announcement at some point in the near future. If not, 2022 looks like the safer bet.
Sons of the Forest Story
It's unclear how big a role story will play in Sons of the Forest but the trailers shown so far suggest that it starts (surprise, surprise) with a helicopter crash that leaves you character stranded in a forest.
The spooky lady who may or may not be a hallucination could suggest that there's a narrative thread to follow, but it's just as likely that we'll be dealing with a thinner story that relies on the environment to give context to the player's actions. Until the developer shares more, we're left guessing.
Sons of the Forest Gameplay
As far as gameplay goes, Sons of the Forest seems to tap into all of the genre's greatest hits. There's quite a bit of exploration, with some added horror as you're facing cannibals, mutants, or some other form of humanoids that seem intent to cause you harm.
You can use guns, sticks, a taser, and a crossbow to fend them off and, when you're not fighting, you'll likely engage with some form of crafting system or, at the very least, live out your fantasy of becoming a lumberjack. One thing to note is the vastly improved visuals that add extra detail to wood chopping and shoveling dirt.
Sons of the Forest System Requirements
There's no word yet on what Sons of the Forest's system requirements might be but, based on how much better the trailers shown so far look, we're going to hazard a guess that we'll need beefier PCs than could run The Forest.
Where can you buy Sons of the Forest and how much does it cost?
This, too, is currently a mystery as are the platforms the game will launch on. Based on its predecessor, we expect Sons of the Forest to launch at least on PC and the PS4 and be available on both Steam and the Playstation Store.
Sons of the Forest Trailers
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