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Sons of the Forest Delayed a Few More Months, into 2023

Sons of the Forest release date delay delayed February 23, 2023 Endnight Games Newnight open-world horror survival game PC Early Access

Developer Endnight Games has delayed open-world survival horror game Sons of the Forest again, now pushing its release date to February 23, 2023 and announcing it will retail for $29.99. This “one last delay” will enable Sons of the Forest to receive the polish it needs to reach the development finish line. Previously, the game was supposed to release this October, which itself was a delay from a prior May 2022 launch window.

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Sons of the Forest was announced in December 2019 as a sequel to surprise-hit The Forest, and we interviewed Endnight game director Ben Falcone and lead programmer Rod Green in 2021 about the sequel’s new features, including more complex AI. The game is based on the Site 2 map teased at the end of The Forest, and it will include dynamic seasons that affect all areas of the map. You can physically dig now, and there is a 3D printing mechanic to enhance the crafting system. Building and crafting in general have been enhanced, and there are more combat options.

With a release date delay to this February, Sons of the Forest is in good company with a dozen other majorly anticipated games that have been delayed to 2023. These include the likes of Hogwarts Legacy, Forspoken, Sea of Stars, and potentially Marvel’s Midnight Suns.

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Former Managing Editor at The Escapist. I have been writing about video games since 2018 and editing writing on IT, project management, and video games for around a decade. I have an English degree, but Google was a more valuable learning resource. I taught English in South Korea for a year in 2018, and it was exponentially more fun than living in Pennsylvania. My major passions in life are SNES, Japanese RPGs, Berserk, and K-pop. I'm currently developing the game Boss Saga with my brother, which is guaranteed to change your life and you should buy it.