Sons Of The Forest has been delayed, with developer Endnight Games admitting that the previous release date was “overly ambitious”.
In a Tweet posted by Endnight Games, the studio stated that “we have realised that our May 2022 release date for Sons Of The Forest was overly ambitious,” and confirmed that the game has been delayed so that it can “deliver our vision of the next step in survival games”.
With that in mind, the studio has revealed that instead of launching in May 2022, Sons Of The Forest is now aiming to release in October 2022.
Alongside the delay, Endnight Games shared a brief clip showcasing some Sons Of The Forest gameplay, which shows the player eating, building a home, and seemingly playing with a co-op partner.
Over these past few weeks, we have realized that our May 2022 release date for Sons Of The Forest was overly ambitious. To be able to deliver our vision of the next step in survival games, we’ve decided to move our release date to October 2022
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— Endnight Games (@EndNightGame) March 25, 2022
First announced in 2019, Sons Of The Forest was given its original May release date in November 2021.
A sequel to Endnight Games’ 2014 title The Forest, Sons Of The Forest will be a first-person survival-horror title where players must try to stay alive after crash-landing on an island filled with horrifying inhabitants. As well as fending off the island’s dangerous residents, players also need to account for basic necessities such as food, water and shelter.
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