Endnight Games launched Sons of the Forest on February 23 and in the first 24 hours, went on to sell over two million copies.
Thanks to those who have joined us in our Early Access journey into ‘Sons Of The Forest’ We have sold over 2 million copies in the first 24 hours, and are very excited for what we have in store for players in the coming weeks.
the team endnight
— Endnight Games (@EndNightGame) February 24, 2023
Its predecessor, The Forest sold over five million copies after moving out of Early Access last April. Now, it seems like the follow-up is on track to outsell in far less time.
At the time of this post, there are over 192,000 players online in-game, with the all-time peak hitting 414,257 just two days ago.
The studio decided that delaying Sons of the Forest wouldn’t happen, instead moving to Early Access. “It’s been a long journey since we first started Sons of The Forest development and it’s grown into the biggest most complex game we have ever made,’ the studio announced. ‘There is still so much more we want to add; items, new mechanics, gameplay balance and more. We didn’t want to delay again so have instead decided to involve the community in the continued development of this project and keep our February 23rd release date, but instead release in Early Access.”