Co-op survival game Nightingale delayed again

Originally planned for 2022, then the first half of 2023, it’s now scheduled for an early access launch this fall.

Victorian people coming out of magic portal

You can keep your bowler hat and bustle gowns in the closet a little bit longer: co-op Victorian fantasy survival game Nightingale (opens in new tab) is facing another delay. Originally planned for an early access release in 2022, Nightingale missed the mark and re-targeted for the first half of this year. Now it’s been nudged once again into the future.

In a new Nightingale developer update video (opens in new tab), Inflexion Games CEO (and former BioWare general manager) Aaryn Flynn announced “we’ve come to the decision to move our early access launch date to the fall of this year, which is spring if you’re in the southern hemisphere.”

If you’re a little foggy on the details of Nightingale, it’s set in a Victorian alt-history where you’ve become trapped in a mystical realm and must build an estate, battle monsters, craft gear and dapper outfits, and open gateways to dangerous realms to find rare resources. The survival game can be played alone or in co-op PvE.

Flynn says the delay is based on a few things, like feedback from playtesters, the desire to incorporate more quality of life improvements, and the fine-tuning of player progression. Flynn also says the delay will give the devs time to upgrade the game to Unreal Engine 5.2 and “will allow us to continue the progress we’ve been making while not jeopardizing the health of our team.”

There’s no specific release date yet though Flynn says one will be announced sometime this summer. A new playtest is coming soon as well, and will span two full weeks and weekends. Inflexion expects to send out about 10,000 invites for this new playtest, so keep an eye on the official website (opens in new tab) for that announcement. 

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