A price and release date for the upcoming alpha version of the game has also been announced.
The alpha version will cost $14.99 and will be available to download from Steam on May 22.
Currently in development at indie studio Endnight Games (formerly SKS Games), The Forest is an open-world adventure where survival from the elements is as important as escaping the enemy.
Players have to chop down trees to build a camp, start fires to keep warm, scavenge food to prevent starvation and find and plant seeds to grow crops.
The game uses the Unity 4 engine, with Endnight claiming to have pushed it to its limits using techniques such as "volume lighting effects, parallax mapping, vector based motion blur, screen based real-time reflections and physical materials" during development.
"Our backgrounds in film visual effects and animation on projects such as Tron: Legacy, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and the Twilight films have allowed us to utilise real-time technology to deliver a realistic looking and harrowing vision of horror, featuring some of the most believable and life like creatures you've ever seen in a video game," Endnight says.