Green Hell is an upcoming survival game set in the Amazon Rainforest. Players will need to fight off diseases, build camps and explore a dense forest to survive. The game is set for an early access release on 29th August 2018 for PC.
One question on a lot of players mind is whether it’s coming to consoles. Specifically the Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch. The first two are more likely, as it’s quite a demanding game right now and is much more suited to those consoles.
Whilst not much has been said about a potential console release, one developer did give out a little bit of information. In a ‘Frequently asked Questions’ post on the Steam discussion forums, Creepy Jar developer Steph stated “Currently we do not have a timeline for any console releases, but we haven’t written it out for the future“.
So whilst it hasn’t exactly been confirmed, it hasn’t been denied either. Which is great news. The likelihood of a console will probably depend on how successful the games release is on PC. Whether it is worth porting over to consoles instead of focusing on updates and new content.
An early access game
Green Hell is in early access, meaning it is in an unfinished state. You’re buying into a game where bugs are likely and features are missing. If a console release was to arrive, it likely wouldn’t be until the games full release.
The Forest, which is another survival game took 4 years to go from early access to 1.0. Although that doesn’t mean it will take that long for Green Hell, the studios are completely different.
For now, half of the final map is playable and the story mode isn’t complete. You’re locked into the survival mode until future updates add more content. In the same FaQ thread, the developer also states that “For the full launch there will be 2 key gameplay modes: survival and campaign. For the story mode, you will be armed with only a radio and will follow a familiar voice through a seemingly endless and ruthlessly inhospitable jungle. Bit by bit, you will unveil more of the mystery of how you came to be in this hostile situation, and what you discover just might be worse than what you fought so hard against to survive.”
If you want to keep updated with Green Hell and any potential console news, follow the developers on Steam.