Sons of the Forest 1.0 release date is just on the horizon

Sons of the Forest cannibal
(Image credit: Endnight Games)

Sons of the Forest developer Endnight Games has finally announced the survival horror game's release date, and luckily, it's right around the corner. 

Sons of the Forest has been in early access for several months, having first released in February 2023. Right out the gate, it excited fans with a new take on the iconic cannibal-filled island with changing weather environments as well as a new companion AI who may be more than a little confused but has the right spirit. Almost exactly a year after this early access release, the hilarious and terrifying survival horror game is looking to leave early access for its official release date on February 23, 2024

The official release also brings exciting new content for players to enjoy. If you played through the first game, The Forest, and were wondering where all the references to our favorite science experiment are, then you'll be happy to know that the 1.0 release is loaded with more Timmy-lore for older fans to enjoy.

We're hoping to see the upcoming 1.0 update expand on The Forest's true ending, where Timmy survives the experiments while managing to suppress his mutations so he can go forth and research new sites. Luckily, we'll be able to get to know Timmy better and hear his story straight from the horse's mouth, as Endnight Games has confirmed in a Twitter post that X-Men star Shawn Ashmore will voice his character. 

This is a massive step forward for Sons of the Forest, as neither this title nor its predecessor has ever included voice acting. While we aren't sure yet just how Timmy's role will be expanded upon, the news is still very exciting as The Sons of the Forest is shaping up for an iconic release.

For more fantastic titles which will keep you on the edge of your seat be sure to check out the best horror games and survival games available to play right now. 

Elie Gould
Features Writer

Elie is a Features Writer for TechRadar Gaming, here to write about anything new or slightly weird. Before writing for TRG, Elie studied for a Masters at Cardiff University JOMEC in International Journalism and Documentaries – spending their free time filming short docs or editing the gaming section for their student publications. 


Elie’s first step into gaming was through Pokémon but they've taken the natural next step in the horror genre. Any and every game that would keep you up at night is on their list to play - despite the fact that one of Elie’s biggest fears is being chased.