Sons of the Forest will now launch in 2023

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Sons of the Forest has been officially delayed, developer Endnight Games has announced. Originally, the horror survival sequel had been slated for an October 2022 launch but it has now been pushed back to 2023.

The studio explained that “due to the scope of our new game, Sons of the Forest, it has been hard to pinpoint an exact release date, and today we have to delay one last time. Giving us time to complete the polish we feel is needed, we will release Feb 23, 2023, priced at $29.99USD.”

2022 has seen a year of delays in the video game industry, from promising indie titles to hotly-anticipated AAA blockbusters. This has been widely blamed on a transition of talent between studios, as well as the after effects of the global pandemic and companies dealing with our new remote working reality.

About Sons 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 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.

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.

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.

So far, the sequel has only been confirmed for PC though the original game did make its way to consoles. Hopefully this extra time being spent on development could signal that PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions may be in the works at Endnight.

If you still need you horror shooter fix for 2022, why not check out our latest preview of the upcoming Evil West.

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