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Sons of the Forest Console Release? PS5 & Xbox Series X

We discuss a possible console release for Sons of the Forest, including when the survival horror title might appear on Xbox Series X/S and PS5.
Sons of the Forest Console Release? PS5 & Xbox Series X

With Sons of the Forest releasing in Early Access on PC via Steam on 23 February 2023, some console gamers can't help but wonder when the game could come to PlayStation 5 (PS5) and Xbox Series X/S.

This article explains what we know so far about Sons of the Forest on consoles, including a positive comment by the developer, and speculation on when we might see the survival horror title release on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, so let's jump in.

Update on 11 March 2024: We've updated this article to reflect the latest information about Sons of the Forest possibly coming to consoles.

Despite Sons of the Forest's official launch out of Early Access on Steam, the game is still not available on console.

Sons of the Forest on Consoles? PlayStation & Xbox

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The developers would love to see Sons of the Forest make it's way to consoles in the future. (Picture: Endnight Games)

At the time of writing, the only confirmed platform for Sons of the Forest is PC. This, however, doesn't mean that the game can't come to consoles. In fact, we have some relatively positive news to share, as per a comment by developer Endnight Games.

During an interview from GamingBolt with Endnight Games, the developers said the following, bringing hope to console gamers who want to play Sons of the Forest:

We would love to come to console in the future, but are currently focused on delivering the best experience possible to PC players.

This means that we will likely see a Sons of the Forest release on consoles sometime in the future. At least the developers would "love" to have the game come to the console, which is good news overall.

As to which consoles, well, with the Sons of the Forest PC system requirements being quite high, even the minimum, we expect the game won't release on previous-gen consoles but instead release on PS5, and Xbox Series X. This is, however, just an educated guess, as nothing in terms of console platforms have been confirmed.

Sons of the Forest Console Release Date Speculation

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Some gamers are wondering if/when Sons of the Forest will release on their favorite gaming console. (Picture: Endnight Games)

Despite the original The Forest releasing in Early Access in 2014, the game only saw a full release on PC in April 2018. Then, that same year, in November 2018, The Forest released on PS4. 

Taking this into consideration and how long Sons of the Forest is expected to remain in Steam Early Access, we can take a guess that the game's console release date could be no earlier than mid-2024. Again, this is pure speculation, based on how long it took for the original to move from a full PC release onto consoles.

Learn more about Sons of the Forest on PC via YouTuber Farket's video below following a playtest.

So there you have it, a discussion about the possible Sons of the Forest console release, and even when it could happen. We will endeavor to update this article if/when any new information becomes available.