Hollow Knight: Silksong fans are furious that it's been snubbed at The Game Awards 2022

Hollow Knight: Silksong
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You can always count on the Hollow Knight: Silksong fanbase to make a scene when its favourite game doesn't get the recognition it deserves. So when it was revealed that the highly anticipated sequel isn't nominated at this year's The Game Awards, the fanbase began raging.

Famous for kicking up a storm in the game's subreddit whenever it does - or doesn't - appear in a gaming showcase, Silksong fans quickly took the same approach when host Geoff Keighley revealed that Hollow Knight: Silksong wasn't nominated for 'Most Anticipated Game' at the annual awards ceremony - and rightfully so. 

Evidence of this can be found in the game's subreddit where one post literally just captioned: "Where Silksong?" along with a screenshot of the nominations for the award is currently doing the rounds. "Silksong has ascended, it is above The Game Awards," one Reddit user replied. 

where_silksong from r/Silksong

The outrage has also traveled to Twitter with one user simply sharing: "Silksong wasn't nominated to be one of the most anticipated games in TGA. I have never seen such bullshittery in my whole life." Another also shared their disappointment by tweeting: "I'm kinda disappointed that Hollow Knight: Silksong didn't make it to the Most Anticipated Game category for The Game Awards," the tweet continues, "I don't know if we will get more information about Hollow Knight: Silksong, but we'll see what happens in December."

As pointed out by several people on both platforms though, what's likely is that all of the other games nominated in the category this year - including Final Fantasy 16, Hogwarts Legacy, Resident Evil 4, Starfield, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom - all have confirmed release dates, which might make them eligible for the award. However, Silksong's release date is still currently 'TBA' on storefronts like Steam and the Nintendo eShop. Maybe Hollow Knight fans will have better luck next year. 

If you're looking for something to play while we wait for Silksong, take a look at our games like Hollow Knight list. 

Hope Bellingham
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After studying Film Studies and Creative Writing at university, I was lucky enough to land a job as an intern at Player Two PR where I helped to release a number of indie titles. I then got even luckier when I became a Trainee News Writer at GamesRadar+ before being promoted to a fully-fledged News Writer after a year and a half of training.  My expertise lies in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, cozy indies, and The Last of Us, but especially in the Kingdom Hearts series. I'm also known to write about the odd Korean drama for the Entertainment team every now and then.