There's no reason to expect Silksong on PS4 or PS5 any time soon

Hollow Knight Silksong
(Image credit: Team Cherry)

At time of writing there's no indication that Silksong will be on PS4 or PS5 any time soon. The hugely-anticipated follow-up to Hollow Knight, Silksong's presence on various consoles has been slightly unclear - but while nobody's empirically said that it won't be on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, there's no evidence to suggest that it will be either, which doesn't bode well for those with Sony consoles. We'll go into more detail on that below, the info that emerged during the 2022 Xbox/Bethesda Showcase, and what consoles you can expect Silksong to be on in the future.

Hollow Knight Silksong

(Image credit: Team Cherry)

Is Hollow Knight Silksong going to be on PS4 and PS5?

Nobody involved in development or production has stated definitely that Silksong is going to be on PS4 and PS5, a careful omission that technically doesn't say it can't be on them at some point in the future. The game has been confirmed for Xbox consoles (without saying which ones admittedly, but we presume both the Xbox One and Series X/S), appearing day one on Xbox Game Pass, as well as getting PC and Nintendo Switch releases, apparently aiming to be on every mainstream console except the PS4 and PS5. 

That being said, this doesn't equate to never being on PlayStation consoles at any point. The original Hollow Knight was something of a console-hopper, starting on the PC and eventually making its way to all the major platforms as critical success made continued expansion worthwhile. However, circumstances have definitely changed, and right now it seems as though Microsoft are claiming the adorable insectile saga for as long as they can. 

It's entirely possible that we'll see Silksong eventually make its way to PS4 and PS5 later on as money changes hands and offers are negotiated, but there's no reason to expect it happening soon at time of writing, and players on PlayStation platforms shouldn't get their hopes up. Silksong itself doesn't even have a firm release date beyond being some time in the next twelve months, so it's probably too early to be planning for post-launch changes. Until then, those who are really desperate to play Silksong may need to invest in some other platform…

Want to know more about Hornet's upcoming adventure? Check out the link for everything we know about Silksong so far. 

Joel Franey
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Joel Franey is a writer, journalist, podcaster and raconteur with a Masters from Sussex University, none of which has actually equipped him for anything in real life. As a result he chooses to spend most of his time playing video games, reading old books and ingesting chemically-risky levels of caffeine. He is a firm believer that the vast majority of games would be improved by adding a grappling hook, and if they already have one, they should probably add another just to be safe. You can find old work of his at USgamer, Gfinity, Eurogamer and more besides.