Hollow Knight Silksong will be releasing on Xbox Game Pass when it releases. The team behind Hollow Knight revealed this at the Xbox & Bethesda Showcase. Hollow Knight Silksong is a metroidvania where you play as the Hornet. Silksong was supposed to be an expansion pack for the original 2017 Hollow Knight, but has been expanded upon and will now release as a standalone release.
A release date for Hollow Knight Silksong wasn’t revealed.
For what it’s worth, I played some this morning and killed the first boss easily (I vaguely remember struggling a lot the first time). Feeling more positive about my prospects, I’ll let you know if it grabs me since we’re more or less in the same boat
Many people were disappointed that Hollow Knight Silksong didn’t appear at the recent Nintendo Indie Showcase. Looks like it’s an Xbox get! A gameplay trailer showed up at the Community Indie Showcase 2023 yesterday (23 April 2023), and introduced by Aaron Greensberg. I don’t know if it’s new material. (Cued to the trailer.)