The Sons of the Forest release window has been announced for 2021 by developer Endnight Games, meaning that you will at least have a general figure for when the sequel to the indie hit The Forest.
Originally released in 2014 in early access, The Forest spent four years in early access, picking up a large audience for the open-world survival multiplayer game. In fact, by the end of 2018 after it had left early access and launched also on PlayStation 4, the game had sold over 5 million copies, and it maintains an overwhelmingly positive review score on Steam at 96%, with almost 190k reviews.
Needless to say, it's a fairly big deal and a game that many folks have become fond of, so when the sequel, Sons of the Forest, was announced in 2019 at The Game Awards, many were watching for more information.
That information has been scarce at times over the past two years, but today, Endnight Games released a new trailer showcasing Sons of the Forest, and the fact they plan for it to release next year.
As someone not particularly familiar with The Forest, I must admit to not being entirely sure what is new. Based on looking at The Forest, it appears to be some new enemies, who are perhaps the titular Sons of the Forest (and are apparently only one gender?), and continued focus on many of the core open-world survival crafting experience that players love The Forest for. You should also know that the developers said this is all running in their most recent build, recorded in real time, so it is looking pretty far along right now.
While not precisely my cup of tea, for those looking forward to it, it seems like we'll be learning more over the next year. Until then, you have this trailer to keep you sated and speculating about Sons of the Forest, which will be releasing in 2021.