Endnight Games reveals today’s Sons of the Forest Version 1.0 update timing

It's finally hunting season

Back in November of 2023, developer Endnight Games announced that Sons of the Forest, its latest survival crafting game after The Forest, would finally release Version 1.0 on February 22, 2024 — oh hey, that’s today.

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Sons of the Forest pushes Version 1.0 live at 10 am PT, confirming they’d honor their promise and graduate from some of its earliest iterations. The update brings its improvements and additions to PC via Steam, the only platform you can play Sons of the Forest on for now.

What to expect from Sons of the Forest

Sadly, the announcement Tweet doesn’t come accompanied by any patch notes, yet, but those should follow soon as Endnight typically provides an informative rundown on what’s changed. However, we know some details on the way thanks to older teases from the studio. Story threads, like those focused on Timmy’s role, played by Shawn Ashmore, will be expanded.

Ahead of Sons of the Forest’s 1.0 debut, IGN also got its hands on an exclusive trailer from Endnight. There’s a couple of goodies we can read into here, all of them just as grim and terrifying as you’d expect from the cannibal island.

The most obvious additions are raccoons, new enemies, seemingly new cave biomes, new supernatural events, and the appearance of a mysterious new floating artifact.

For those who are just learning about Sons Of The Forest, perhaps it will help to know that it is a spiritual step up — not follow-up — to Endnight’s previous title, The Forest. Sons Of The Forest boasts a bigger island with advanced dynamic weather, more complex gameplay overall, NPC companions, as well as all sorts of quality-of-life improvements. If all goes well, Sons Of The Forest will make the original The Forest feel like an early beta version of the new thing.

Sons Of The Forest is a PC Steam exclusive. There are no news regarding possible console releases yet.


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