Survival games might feel like old news now, but roll back to 2014, and it was a whole new ball game. When The Forest burst onto Steam as an early access game, we were all very excited. An island swarming with cannibals? And we’re supposed to survive? The concept was a real jaw-dropper. Millions of players later, we’re welcoming the sequel, Sons of the Forest. Now, the question on everyone’s lips as they eye up this fresh twist on a tried and tested formula: Is Sons of the Forest on Game Pass?
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Sons of the Forest on Game Pass
Regrettably, Sons of the Forest isn’t a part of the Game Pass list. This cracking survival game has yet to cut for either Xbox Game Pass or PC Game Pass. This means you’ll have to part with $29.99 to experience jungle survival with your mates.
We’re still in the dark about when the full version of the game, which is currently early access on Steam, will hit the market. But even when it does, don’t hold your breath for a Game Pass release. The original game in the series, The Forest, never graced the PC Game Pass list. This suggests that the developers are planning to wait to partner with Xbox’s superb subscription service.
Game Pass, the home of Xbox Game Studios games from day one, is looking to have a packed 2023. The release of Starfield in September is set to cause a real stir and is expected to pull in a massive influx of subscribers. However, Sons of the Forest is unlikely to be part of this excitement.
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Will Sons of the Forest Release on Xbox Series X|S?
There’s still no official word on the Sons of the Forest console version. It’s solely available on Steam in its early access form. Given the regularity of new updates, we foresee a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S release after some time.
But don’t let that get you down. After all, the first game in the series was released on PlayStation 4 several years later. Although The Forest never made it to Xbox One, developers might tread the same path with Sons of the Forest.
That’s all we’ve got regarding Sons of the Forest on Game Pass. We’ll keep you in the loop as soon as there’s any new info on the topic. In the meantime, you can enjoy the hundreds of other games available on Xbox Game Pass.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will Sons of the Forest Be Free?
Regrettably, the chances of Sons of the Forest becoming accessible in the future are slim. The game’s popular status and “Very Positive”, review score on Steam suggest that the developers are unlikely to give it away for nothing. The only glimmer of hope is the potential of Sons of the Forest on Game Pass line-up. However, we’ll likely wait a while to see if it happens.
Is The Forest Cross-Play?
No — The Forest doesn’t support cross-platform, cross-play, or cross-progression features. The game, available on PC and PlayStation 4, only allows for play amongst friends on the same platform. So, if you’re on PC, teaming up with a friend on PS4 is a no-go. And as Sons of the Forest is currently only available on PC, there’s no cross-play support.
Is Sons of the Forest a Horror Game?
Absolutely — Sons of the Forest is an open-world survival horror simulator. This means you’ll be busy chopping trees, hunting, crafting weapons and defending yourself to stay alive. Be warned, the cannibals inhabiting the island grow more formidable each day. So brace yourself for some genuine scares, as the nights on this island are never calm.
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