Whereas Hole Knight: Silksong did not have a precise launch date, its look on the Xbox & Bethesda showcase in June of 2022—which Xbox made a degree of claiming was targeted on video games coming within the following 12 months—led us to count on that it could launch by June, 2023. That will now not be the case.

Matthew Griffin, who does advertising and publishing for Hole Knight developer Crew Cherry, has offered an update about its progress on Twitter. Griffin famous, “We had deliberate to launch within the 1st half of 2023, however improvement remains to be persevering with. We’re excited by how the game is shaping up, and it is gotten fairly large, so we wish to take the time to make the game pretty much as good as we will.”

Silksong was initially conceived as an growth for Hole Knight, however shortly grew to become a full-fledged sequel with a brand new protagonist, playstyle, and setting. Looks like it is continued to increase throughout improvement, although whether or not it will end in a big delay stays to be seen. Griffin merely mentioned, “Anticipate extra particulars from us as soon as we get nearer to launch.”

We’re desperate to see Silksong due to how beloved the unique was. Crew Cherry’s 2017 metroidvania was praised for its beautiful artwork and the big scope of its Hallownest setting, and Tom Marks gave it a rating of 92 in his evaluation of Hole Knight, saying, “It is a good factor Hole Knight’s motion feels so nice, as a result of there’s an enormous quantity of house to traverse. On at the least three separate events, I mentioned ‘are you kidding me?’ out loud as I stumbled upon one more distinctive and detailed space that I had no thought existed. Even after getting a Steam achievement for unlocking all of the game’s maps, there have been extra hidden areas to seek out, every with its personal theme, enemies, and historical past inside Hallownest.”

Again in February, a Silksong playtester inspired endurance, saying that everybody was working laborious to get it completed and that “It’s going to come and it’s a superb game definitely worth the wait.”