The Forest VR Beta

Hey everyone,

This release adds a first pass of VR Support to The Forest. This release supports both Vive and Oculus Rift.

Some of the highlights of the VR version include: Full bow aiming. Throwing flares by breaking the tops off them. Lighting molotovs with your lighter, full 3d inventory, and 3d book, and of course chopping down trees with touch controls, but our favourite part of this release are the caves. The caves feel claustrophobic and terrifying and the creatures at scale take on a new life. 

We’re releasing this as beta as we see VR as something really exciting but also very new. We’re trying a ton of ideas with how selection works, with how cutscenes work, with our inventory and want everyone’s ideas and feedback so we can make this the best VR experience possible.

As it is beta, expect some bugs and technical issues. We’ll be updating this branch regularly. 

Note: First release does not have multiplayer support but that’s coming soon. 

Note: Some users have been experiencing issues with their controls not working when running the SteamVR Beta. Rolling back to the public version of SteamVR should correct this issue.

As always, please continue to post your bug reports and feedback in the Discussions area of the Community Hub 

V1.06

Hey Everyone,

Today’s patch fixes some more issues that have come up since release.

V1.05

Hey Everyone,

Here’s an update, addressing some of the bugs that have come up recently and also adding in new brightness and contrast sliders.

 

V1.0

Hey Everyone,

Today The Forest moves from early access into a full release.

Pre-release patch 04

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Here’s a fix for some issues that came up last night.

  • Put back in launcher to make switching resolutions easier and switching which monitor launches

Pre-release patch 03

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Here’s another pre-release patch fixing some issues that have come up since this mornings patch release along with some key binding and other fixes and improvements

 

Pre-Release Patch 02

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Here’s another pre-release update fixing some issues that came up in yesterday's patch.

  • Fixed some issues with repairing some structures

Pre-release patch

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This is our first pre-release patch, expect a few more in lead up to release as we try and fix up the last remaining issues.

V1.0 release date

Hey Everyone,

Today we are officially announcing April 30 as the release date of the PC version of ‘The Forest’

It’s been a long journey and we’re really excited to show everyone what we have in store.

V0.73 and Release Plans

Hey Everyone,

We wanted to share our plans for moving The Forest out of early access and into a full v1.0 release.

V0.72b

Hey Everyone,

Here’s a hotfix to address to some issues that came up in last nights v0.72 release.

For the full list of yesterday’s v0.72 patch notes, please visit: