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The Forest is a survival horror game developed and published by Endnight Games.
I found this game particularly scary for some reason. There’s just something about the tone and the enemies in this game that scared the hell out of me!
It was released for PC on April 30, 2018, and it came to the Playstation 4 on November 6, 2018.
The Forest is well-known for its open-world design take on the genre. It’s also a game that can be enjoyed as a single-player or multiplayer.
So is The Forest crossplay?
No, The Forest isn’t cross-platform between PC and PlayStation, meaning you can’t crossplay with friends on PS4/PS5 if you’re running the game on Microsoft Windows and vice versa. However, The Forest is cross-gen (through backward compatibility), allowing PS5 owners to join up with PS4 players and enjoy the game together.
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The Forest FAQ:
Here are the answers to some other common questions about The Forest:
Is The Forest cross-generation?
Yes, The Forest is cross-gen – though only through backward compatibility. That means PS5 players can play The Forest together with PS4 players because it’s the same version of the game running on both platforms.
Is The Forest cross-progression?
No, The Forest isn’t cross-progression, which means the game doesn’t support cross-save between PC and PS4/PS5.
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Is The Forest on Xbox?
No, The Forest isn’t available on Xbox at the time of writing this, and I doubt it will ever be. I think it’s because it was made by a very small studio. However, The Forest 2: Sons of the Forest is available for Steam, Xbox, and PlayStation.
Is The Forest split screen on PS4?
No, The Forest doesn’t have a split-screen mode on PS4 (or PS5), meaning there’s no local couch co-op available.
Is The Forest scary?
Is The Forest multiplayer?
You can play The Forest as either a multiplayer co-op or a single-player.
What is The Forest? – A quick overview.
- Game Developer: Endnight Games
- Game Publisher: Endnight Games
- Genre: Survival Horror
In The Forest, you start the game as a man named Eric LeBlanc. You are sitting on a plane with your son. The plane crashes, and you wind up being on a forested peninsula.
You and your son are the only survivors of the plane crash, but suddenly someone swoops in and kidnaps your son. As you search for your son, you’ll discover that the forest is inhabited by cannibalistic mutants.
The rest of the tale involves Eric surviving, trying to survive in this hostile environment while searching for his son.
Since The Forest is an open-world game, there won’t be set missions or quests for players to take on.
You’ll just be left to figure out how to survive on your own, and you’ll need to look for clues in the game world to determine where to look for your son.
There are many dangerous things for you to face in this title, but you’ll also need to worry about creating shelter, building survival tools, and finding weapons.
You have to hunt (and fight) wildlife at certain points in the game to get something to eat, but the cannibalistic mutants are an even bigger threat.
I won’t spoil any more of the story here. You will need to explore this game independently to determine how to progress the story.
You can invite friends to play this game with you online, which is the best way to play it.
What platforms are The Forest available for?
The Forest is available for:
- PC (Microsoft Windows)
- PlayStation 4 (PS4)
- PlayStation 5 (PS5) – through backward compatibility