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Posted by4 months ago

Rumor: Hollow Knight Silksong is an Xbox Game Pass day-one release

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Could someone explain to me why everyone associates SilkSong's release with Nintendo? The original was first and foremost a PC game, I played it a year and a half before the Switch release, and now everyone acts like Nintendo is attached at the hip to it. Maybe they are and I just missed that?

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A demo for the game appeared at Nintendo's E3 2019, and was played by their Treehouse hosts. But I also agree that doesn't mean Silksong won't release on Xbox or won't be on Gamepass day one. Honestly, I don't see why this is even newsworthy.

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It was on Switch that Hollow Knight really blew up, iirc - it's why TC was making Silksong launch on Switch and Xbox/PS would be later.

That said, that was so long ago now that it wouldn't surprise me if things had changed

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Probably because the Switch version is the most recent release, and where a lot of it's popularity was found.

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it came out on PC and people enjoyed it but it didnt become mainstream/popular until it went on switch

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I could be misremembering but I think their sales on the switch were crazy. Also, it was shadow dropped during an Nintendo direct.

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Dude has street cred. He leaked the entire ps show lineup, the name of the new kojima game, and the name and release date of the new last of us game. So he hasn’t missed.

That being said, we’ve all been down this path a bajillion times so remember not to have hope.

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Silksong was not tightly related to Nintendo? I know the game will be released to PC and Xbox as well, but to see Microsoft taking over the marketing is kinda unusual. Even so, it will be hilarious to see the discussions among the Souls fanatics with other players who think Silksong is the best game of the year and so on, there will be a lot of fuss for sure

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Even IF and it's a massive of silksong is not only real but coming out this year elden ring still has to win there's just no way it couldn't

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This would be amazing. I’d still buy it but it not being a Switch exclusive would make my day.

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Why would it be switch exclusive? The first one was a PC game.

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Stop doing this to yourselves, guys

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(1) This would contradict what Team Cherry has stated, which is that the game is being developed for PC, Switch, Mac, and Linux ... with the possibility of other consoles only later down the line.

Of course, a big enough paycheck could easily change this. And adding a system would explain the long development silence ...

(2) The leaker's tweet doesn't show Silksong. It shows the little ghost sitting on a bench with a clown wig and nose. That's me and you. The clowns. That's the person replying "SILKSONG?!?!?!??" The clown. It's April 1 and we are all clowns being clowned on.

Verdict: Naaa.

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· 4 mo. ago
SOTN

"Day-one release" doesn't mean "exclusive". It just means that- if this is true- those who are subscribed to Xbox Game Pass will be able to play the game as part of their subscription as soon as it's out.

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Reddit analysis, since when Game Pass day one releases have anything to do with exclusivity?

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Ha! Never been so happy to be so wrong.

SILKSONG!!

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“which is that the game is being developed for PC, Switch…”

This would be very, very annoying as a Switch owner because I never entertained the idea of having to wait longer for it because they stated this from the get go. I also have a hard time believing that they truly need to extra money they’d get from an exclusivity deal, given how huge the first one was.

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