The Horror/Survival genre has been devoid of good titles for years. The Resident Evil games have been carrying the genre for years, but we get some worthy titles now and then.
And The Forest has been carrying the beacon for nearly 8 years now.
First released in May 2014, The Forest is an End Night Games open-world survival game with its fair share of jump scares. Enduring the AI-controlled environment of the Forest is a challenge, then there are other real-time players to worry about too.
All this happening in first-person is just a treat for survival genre lovers. And the cherry on top is co-op. You can team up with friends and try to beat The Forest together.
But, is The Forest cross-platform in 2022? Can you team up with your PC gamer friend while you power up your PlayStation? Read on to find out.
Is The Forest Cross Platform?
The Forest had a limited release. It’s only available for Windows, PlayStation, and Android. 4 people developed this vivid game, mainly for PC gamers, so no one’s complaining about the limited platform support.
But, people are asking a bigger question.
Is an Android user put against a PC gamer? Will PS4 players and Android users enjoy similar gameplay if they team up?
We’ve got a definitive, one-word answer- No.
The Forest is not cross-platform for any console or device. If you are playing on PC, you can only team up with other PC players. You’ll also face off against other PC players. And the same goes for Android and PlayStation users.
So, if you’ve got plans to play The Forest with your friends, all of you will need to be on the same platform.
There can be many factors behind this, from financial inviability to coding nightmares. And we don’t expect the feature will be added, especially with the sequel set to release in October 2022.
Maybe Sons of The Forest will do what The Forest couldn’t.
Is The Forest Cross Progression?
If you’ve decided to jump platforms to enjoy The Forest co-op with your friends, we’ve got news for you. You’ll be leaving all your progress behind.
Just like no cross-platform support, The Forest doesn’t have cross progression either. This includes upgrading from PS4 to PS5.
Yes, the PS4 version also works with PS5.
The Forest is a must-have for Horror/Survival lovers. But, it is a bit disappointing to see that the game is missing crossplay, cross-progression, and cross-generation progression as well. And if the devs want the sequel to be successful, these features are a must.