The release date is postponed again for Hollow Knight: Silksong, but due to the very promising ambition of the development team
The sequel to Hollow Knight is so eagerly awaited that we have led ourselves to allude to Silksong in the recap of the latest Indie World, but the exit date was postponed again. The window for the launch was generous: between June 2022 and June 2023. Yet, day one was officially seen in the Xbox showcase, despite the courageous transparency with which Microsoft only included games expected within the coming year in its presentation. The idea was to avoid the excessive hype of titles with distant dates, but apparently that’s exactly what Team Cherry is inadvertently going towards.
The unattainable release date of Hollow Knight: Silksong, perpetually postponed
Indeed, during the Xbox show, titles that are now out have appeared, such as The Callisto Protocol, High on Life, Atomic Heart, Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, Pentiment and, among others, even the only one whose release date is still wrapped up in the mystery, Hollow Knight: Silksong. Ark 2 and Starfield are also yet to come out, but in their case we have an idea of their arrival period. Despite fans’ fears, though, it’s not a case of development hell, as he revealed Matthew Griffin by Team Cherry in a tweet. In the post, Griffin said the game has “just” evolved beyond its original milestone.
Hey gang, just a quick update about Silksong.
We had planned to release in the 1st half of 2023, but development is still continuing. 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.
— Matthew Griffin (@griffinmatta) May 10, 2023
The game has therefore become, literally, “nice big”. This is not a trivial word, given the usual understatement of videogame public relations, to the point of pushing fervently waiting fans to analyze every crumb of possible information. One fan, whose Reddit post got lost in the folds of time, spent a month looking at screenshots of a single location in the game to get a vague understanding of the size of the map. The conclusion we can draw from it is that it can also be about a new standard for metroidvanias. And the hype bar to satisfy, however undesirable for the development team, has inevitably risen.
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