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Fantasy Survival Game Nightingale Joins Growing List Of 2022 Delays

Delayed until 2023

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Another game has hit the delayed pile this year, with Inflexion Games' Nightingale announcing yesterday that it too was being delayed until 2023.

The fantasy survival game from the former BioWare developers made the announcement via Steam and social media, telling fans looking forward to diving into it later this year that it was slipping into the "first half of 2023." However, the team does have a pretty good reason for doing so.

"The move is based on two considerations," the post on Steam states. "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."

The other reason is down to delivering the "best possible experience," and more time will allow for that. As such, the team is taking this extra time to also polish gameplay, content and make what it calls "key improvements."

Nightingale, which evokes a Victorian-era setting in its art style, was first shown off at last year's The Game Awards. Since then the team has pulled back the veil a bit on the game, most recently at the Summer Game Fest at this year's Not E3 2022. While the main premise is the same loop found in other survival games: gather resources, try not to die from the elements and other players, the allure of traveling to different worlds through portals definitely sets the Steampunk survival game apart from others.

It's a shame it's been delayed, but thankfully the team isn't going silent completely while they work on it leading up to the 2023 release. The post also states that players looking forward to Nightingale will still get some updates and see more of the game itself in the "coming weeks."


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore