Sons of the Forest Sells 2 Million Copies in 24 Hours After Entering Early Access
After only 24 hours in Early Access, Sons of the Forest has already sold over two million copies.
Sons of the Forest developer Endnight Games shared the news on Twitter alongside promising some exciting things to come in the near future.
“Thanks to those who have joined us in our Early Access journey into Sons of the Forest,” Endnight Games wrote. “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.”
Sons of the Forest, which is an open-world survival horror game that sends players to a remote island filled with cannibals and other dangers to find a missing billionaire, also rose up the concurrent player charts on Steam, with over 350,100 users playing the game at once.
As of this writing, Sons of the Forest is at 255,134 concurrent players and sits only behind Dota 2’s 271,407 players and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s 563,954 players on Steam. For comparison, the original game – The Forest – had an all-time peak of 76,226.
We’ll have much more on Sons of the Forest in the future, but you can check out our preview of the game, where we said it, “appears to evolve and build on every aspect of its predecessor with a focused goal of realism and developing a flexible ecosystem, and it feels like the building blocks are there to create something truly special. But its killer feature is the addition of impressively sophisticated and smarter AI enemies and companions that could not only provide a huge leap forward for the series, but the survival game genre as a whole.”
For more, check out five developer tips for surviving your first night in Sons of the Forest, five things you need to know about the game, and our explainer of the story of The Forest to catch you up for this new adventure.
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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.