Holly Knight Is Staying Digital
Hollow Knight developer Team Cherry just announced that they will no longer be releasing physical editions of the game. Apparently, creating physical copies was “more work than [they] could reasonably manage.” Considering they’re a three-person team, this is completely understandable.
“We’re regretfully announcing the cancellation of physical copies of Hollow Knight and our partnership with Skybound Games,” the developer said in a blog post. “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,” they concluded. “We’d like to thank Skybound for the amazing opportunity they provided, and for their professionalism and enthusiasm the whole way.”
Hollow Knight is Team Cherry’s first project, although William Pellen, who makes up one part of the team, has been creating games his whole life.
“I’ve been working on little game projects my whole life, but this is my first professional project,” he said. “At my parent’s place, there’s still an old box full of video game maps, manuals and ideas I sketched out when I was a kid. If Hollow Knight is successful, I hope to achieve my life long dream of bringing ‘Ultra Dangerous Guys 64′ to life.”