Hollow Knight: Silksong, the lengthy, lengthy awaited sequel to the beloved 2017 indie hit Hollow Knight, won’t make it out within the first half of 2023 (hardly shocking at this level, since we’re already effectively into May). Matthew Griffin from developer Team Cherry made the announcement on Twitter, saying merely that “development is still continuing,” and declining to present an anticipated launch window for the game.
In truth, Silksong has by no means had an official launch date. But it made an look in trailer kind throughout Microsoft’s June 2022 showcase, which presupposed to solely characteristic video games due out within the following 12 months. (Silksong is hardly the one casualty from that showcase, which additionally featured Starfield, Forza Motorsport, and a number of other different video games which have been delayed into late 2023 and past.)
“We had planned to release in the 1st half of 2023, but development is still continuing,” Griffin wrote. “We’re excited by how the game is shaping up, and it’s gotten quite big, so we want to take the time to make the game as good as we can. Expect more details from us once we get closer to release.”
Hey gang, only a fast replace about Silksong.
We had deliberate to launch within the 1st half of 2023, however growth continues to be persevering with. We’re excited by how the game is shaping up, and it is gotten fairly huge, so we need to take the time to make the game nearly as good as we will.
— Matthew Griffin (@griffinmatta) May 10, 2023
Griffin’s message successfully guidelines out any look by Silksong within the Xbox and Summer Game Fest showcases filling the opening left by this yr’s canceled E3. Team Cherry’s refusal to decide to a launch date for Silksong might be only a smart precaution, though the wording of the tweet doesn’t counsel the game might be out quickly. A late 2023 launch or slip into 2024 appear seemingly.
Silksong was first introduced in 2019, however Team Cherry’s subsequent yearslong silence about its growth, excluding that 2022 trailer, has turned determined followers’ futile hopes for information from any and each platform-holder showcase right into a sort of meme. Originally conceived as an enlargement for the unique Hollow Knight that includes that game’s antagonist/ally Hornet as the principle character, Silksong has grown right into a full-fledged sequel — and, it seems, fairly an bold one.
Whenever it does seem, Hollow Knight: Silksong might be launched on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. It might be accessible on Game Pass from day one.