Is The Forest cross-platform?

Last Updated: August 25, 2022 @ 19:55
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Written By Burak Yazar

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As if the plane crash wasn't bad enough in itself, what would you do if your child was abducted in a destroyed plane by mysterious creatures? That's what The Forest is, one of the star games of 2018. The obvious question with the game, which has multiplayer and co-op support, is of course: is The Forest cross-platform?

The Forest was developed by Endnight Games. It was released in 2018, when survival games were at their peak, and offered players a great gaming experience on an island full of creatures.

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But what if you want to share this experience with your friends? It's technically possible, but don't expect extensive cross-platform support. This is because the game isn't yet available on many platforms. We'll explain this in detail shortly.

Let's talk about everything we know about The Forest cross-platform support.

The Forest cross-platform support

Although The Forest has been around for a long time, it's only playable on very few platforms. Currently, you can only play the game on PC and Playstation 4 (you can play on PS5 if you have the latest update). Although it's offered in Xbox Game Pass from time to time, the game hasn't been released yet.

It's a bit of a shame that the game, which has very entertaining gameplay, doesn't have cross-platform support on top of that.

You can play The Forest with your friends on the same platform.
You can play The Forest with your friends on the same platform. / Credits: Endnight Games

The Forest cross-platform on PC

Although The Forest is most commonly played on PC, this version of the game doesn't offer cross-platform support. If you want to play with your friends as a PC player, you can only play with other PC players.

This means that you cannot join Playstation 4/5 players on the same server. Since the game isn't on Xbox or Nintendo Switch anyway, The Forest is meaningless to them even if it has cross-platform support.

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The Forest cross-platform support for PC players

The Forest cross-platform on Playstation

The Forest doesn't have cross-platform support for Playstation. This means that if you play the game on PS4 or PS5, you can only play with friends who've the same console as you.

The Forest isn't officially released for Playstation 5, but you can still play it if you've the latest update. Also, the game has cross-gen support on Playstation. So PS4 and PS5 players can play The Forest together.

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The Forest cross-platform support for Playstation players

The Forest cross-platform on Xbox

You can't play The Forest on any Xbox console, although rumors are circulating that the game was once developed for the Xbox One. It seems a bit difficult for the first game to be released for Xbox these days when the second game is being developed.

Since the game isn't available on the Xbox platform, we can say that The Forest doesn't have cross-platform support on Xbox.

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The Forest cross-platform support for Xbox players

Conclusion

That's all about The Forest for now, which has tense moments in its core. We hope you don't have any questions about The Forest cross-platform support. You can read more cross-platform compatibility articles on games like Dying Light, PUBG, Rainbow Six Siege, GTA 5 and Minecraft.

Before you go, be sure to check out the best cross-platform games and the best free PC games to play with your friends.