Summary: Sons of the Forest is a highly-awaited survival horror video game developed by Endnight Games and published by SKS Games. It is the sequel to The Forest and was first announced in December 2019. However, the game has been delayed once again, much to the disappointment of fans.
1. What is Sons of the Forest?
Sons of the Forest is a single-player or multiplayer game set in a mysterious forest where players must survive against mutated creatures and other dangers. The game promises to be bigger, better, and scarier than its predecessor, The Forest. Players will have to gather resources, build shelters, and fight against enemies to stay alive.
2. The Delay
Sons of the Forest was initially set to release in 2020 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The developers stated that the pandemic had affected their workflow and caused delays in development. However, they assured fans that they were working hard to release the game as soon as possible.
Recently, the game’s official Twitter account announced that Sons of the Forest has been delayed again. The tweet read, “We’re still working hard on the game and making progress, but the game is just not ready for release yet. We’ll have more news when we can.” The tweet did not provide any new release date or information on what caused the delay.
3. Fan Reactions
The news of the delay has disappointed many fans who were eagerly waiting for the game to release. Some fans took to social media to express their frustration, while others commented that they would rather have a delayed game than a rushed one full of bugs and glitches.
One fan tweeted, “This is so disappointing, I was really looking forward to playing Sons of the Forest. But I understand that game development is not easy, and it’s better to wait for a polished game.” Another fan commented, “I’d rather have a delayed game than a rushed one full of bugs. Take your time, Endnight Games!”
4. Why Delays Happen
Game delays are not uncommon in the video game industry. Often, developers underestimate the time and resources required to create a game. Game development involves various stages such as game design, programming, artwork, testing, and bug fixing, among others. If any of these stages gets delayed or faces issues, it can cause a delay in the game’s release.
Moreover, during the COVID-19 pandemic, many game developers had to adjust to remote work, which hampered their workflow and caused delays. The pandemic has also affected the supply chain of hardware components, resulting in a shortage of consoles and PC components worldwide.
Sons of the Forest, one of the most anticipated games of 2021, has been delayed again, much to the disappointment of fans. However, delays are a common occurrence in the gaming industry, and they happen because game development is a complex process involving various stages. It’s better to wait for a polished game than to rush a buggy one.
Endnight Games has not provided any new release date for Sons of the Forest. Still, they have assured fans that they are making progress and will share more news when they can. As for now, fans will have to wait and keep their fingers crossed for a final release date announcement.