Nightingale Delays Early Access Again To Fall 2023 Due To Employee Health As "Playtest Process Is Working"

The team wants to take player beta feedback and make the game better, but not at the expense of the staff's health.

Michael Byrne
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Nightingale Gameplay Reveal

Many of us have been looking forward to getting our hands on Nightingale by Inflexion Games. The shared world survival game was due to be out soon as the last delay saw the game slip from late 2022 into early 2023.

Today, that wait just got a bit longer as the team made the decision to push early access back to the Fall of 2023.

Revealed in a tweet and a video (shown below), the team says that the decision was not made lightly, but that the "beta process is working" and integrating changes from the community is taking longer than anticipated. That said, the team's mental health comes first so they don't plan to cram beta changes in just to meet a date.

A beta test previously scheduled for later this month is also being delayed by a few weeks and attendees will be increased to 10,000 to 12,000 testers rather than the previously planned 7,000 invites. Make sure to check spam filters over the next few weeks if you signed up for testing.

The extra time will also allow the game to update to Unreal Engine 5.2 (as the previous delay was to shift to UE5 entirely) as there hasn't been a good time to update until now, but this isn't the purpose of the delay itself, just a beneficial by-product of the decision to delay.

You can get a peek at a few updates the team has already made to graphical performance, new creatures, and more that have already been implemented based on prior test feedback in the video below.

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In this article: Nightingale, Inflexion Games.

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Michael Byrne
Michael Byrne, Editor in Chief

Mike “Magicman” Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site’s current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous gaming websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.

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