After Silksong's delay, Hollow Knight's chronically chaotic community is surprisingly chill

Hollow Knight: Silksong
(Image credit: Team Cherry)

After news of Hollow Knight: Silksong's delay, Team Cherry's fans are taking the news surprisingly well.

Yesterday on May 9, Team Cherry's marketing and publishing manager, Matthew Griffin, took to Twitter to announce a delay for Hollow Knight: Silksong. Griffin acknowledged that while the sequel was meant to release in the first half of 2023, that's no longer going to be possible, simply because the game has "gotten quite big."

Now, one might think the ever-ravenous Hollow Knight fanbase would be beside itself at the news of a Silksong delay. That couldn't be further from the truth, however, as Team Cherry's fans have taken the news in a very calm and orderly fashion, as evidenced by the Hollow Knight: Silksong-dedicated subreddit post just below.

Oh. Well at least it’s something… from r/Silksong

"yay! no more radio silence!" one commenter wrote, and other chimed in with "FINALLY some legit news on the game." Silksong's hopefuls are just quite appreciative that Team Cherry is communicating the delay as openly as possible, rather than going radio-silent on the matter of a release date entirely.

The subreddit post below is just further evidence of everyone being weirdly chill about the whole thing. The Silksong fanbase is often dousing itself in clown makeup when predictions go awry, such as the sequel not showing up at a Nintendo Direct presentation, so it really is surprising they're all being calm about the new delay.

Well, now we're clear from r/HollowKnight

Now we know not when Hollow Knight: Silksong will eventually release, but we know it's coming to PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch platforms at some point. With a delay out of the first half of 2023, it's not unreasonable to expect Silksong to potentially be delayed to some point in 2024 (as a worse-case scenario).

Check out our new games 2023 guide for a look ahead at all the games that'll probably launch before Silksong is here. 

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.