Hollow Knight: Silksong fans rejoice as a "playable" build is confirmed for the next 12 months

Hornet swings her blade in Hollow Knight: Silksong
(Image credit: Team Cherry)

Hollow Knight: Silksong could release within the next 12 months.

Tongues have been sent wagging during this year's Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase as head of Xbox creator experience Sarah Bond says that the showcase focuses on games that you can play over the next 12 months. This was later reiterated on Xbox's Twitter account, too. While "playable" doesn't necessarily mean a full release (beta tests or demos are also a possibility), that's still good news for the game's ever-patient fanbase.

The information comes alongside a new trailer confirming that Hollow Knight: Silksong is playable day one on Xbox Game Pass during the very same showcase, so you can see why fans are getting excited

While Hollow Knight fans didn't get the much-desired release date they were hoping for, they did get a good swathe of gameplay to check out, with protagonist Hornet swiping away at enemy bugs with her nail. 

We had some idea that we were getting Hollow Knight news today, too. Before Summer Game Fest, host Geoff Keighley tweeted that there's "nothing like the feeling of seeing a good world premiere arrive in your inbox," prompting a reply from Team Cherry marketing boss Matthew Griffin that he approved the tease. We didn't see anything at Summer Game Fest, but we'll take it. We also read a rumour that Hollow Knight: Silksong would be available day on on Game Pass, which has now come true.

 Head over to our Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase June 2022 Live Coverage report for a complete tracker of everything that's been announced from the presentation so far.

Deputy News Editor

Iain joins the GamesRadar team as Deputy News Editor following stints at PCGamesN and PocketGamer.Biz, with some freelance for Kotaku UK, RockPaperShotgun, and VG24/7 thrown in for good measure. When not helping Ali run the news team, he can be found digging into communities for stories – the sillier the better. When he isn’t pillaging the depths of Final Fantasy 14 for a swanky new hat, you’ll find him amassing an army of Pokemon plushies.