Team Cherry and Skybound Games have confirmed that they have sadly decided to cancel the proposed physical release of Hollow Knight. The developers said that they had taken on a little too much for a small team. That’s not to say it won’t eventually come sometime in the future, but as for now, the idea has been scraped.
“We’re regretfully announcing the cancellation of physical copies of Hollow Knight and our partnership with Skybound Games.
As a team of 3 people still in intensive production of Hollow Knight, taking the game into the retail space (even with the extensive assistance of Skybound) proved more work than we could reasonably manage.
In future we will investigate other ways to deliver physical versions of Hollow Knight, though likely that will be in smaller quantities.
We’d like to thank Skybound for the amazing opportunity they provided, and for their professionalism and enthusiasm the whole way.”