Inflexion Games’ crafting survival game Nightingale has caught the eyes of genre fans every time it’s been shown off, and the game has been gathering some momentum in the lead-up to its early access launch, which was previously scheduled for Q4 of 2022. Now, however, it seems like the wait is going to stretch on a little longer.
Taking recently to Twitter, Inflexion Games announced that the early access launch of Nightingale has been delayed to the first half of 2023. Interestingly, one of the reasons for this delay is so the developer can shift the game entirely to Unreal Engine 5, rather than waiting to do so after the game’s launch, while the team also wants to take the additional time for more polish and work behind-the-scenes.
“This move is based on two considerations,” Inflexion Games writes. “The first is an upgrade to Unreal Engine 5. After reviewing the potential UE5 has to offer, we decided on upgrading now rather than waiting until after release.
“Secondly, Inflexion Games is committed to delivering the best possible experience and fulfilling the promise of what Nightingale’s universe of realms has to offer players. To achieve that the additional time will allow the team to make key improvements, bolster content and polish gameplay.”
The developer also promises that we’ll be getting more updates and details on Nightingale in “the coming weeks”, so stay tuned for that.
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— Nightingale (@PlayNightingale) August 11, 2022