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Nightingale Delay Transports Gaslamp Fantasy to 2023

Gaslamp fantasy adventure game Nightingale hits a delay on its early access launch window and land with a 2023 release date. Inflexion Games

Another video game has joined the bevy to be delayed into 2023, as Inflexion Games has today announced that Nightingale will miss its original launch window. Previously, the gaslamp fantasy survival game had been scheduled to begin its early access period on Steam and Epic Games in Q4 2022, but now Nightingale sees a release date delay to an even more vague target of the first half of next year.

The news came via a post shared across the game’s social channels, where Inflexion shared two reasons for the Nightingale early access delay. One of them was the usual reason of wanting additional time to add, improve, and polish content before players get their hands on it. The other reason is that the team has made the decision to shift the project to Unreal Engine 5. The post seems to indicate that shift was originally planned as an early access-period update.

Nightingale is an ambitious first title from Inflexion Games, which counts former BioWare general manager Aaryn Flynn among its key personnel. The game itself was first announced at The Game Awards last year as a shared-world adventure, where players can explore an array of worlds. You will take the role of a person stranded when the portal network between realms collapses, which prompts a quest to find your way back to humanity’s sanctuary.

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Editor and Contributor of The Escapist: Damien Lawardorn has been writing about video games since 2010, including a 1.5 year period as Editor-in-Chief of Only Single Player. He’s also an emerging fiction writer, with a Bachelor of Arts with Media & Writing and English majors. His coverage ranges from news to feature interviews to analysis of video games, literature, and sometimes wider industry trends and other media. His particular interest lies in narrative, so it should come as little surprise that his favorite genres include adventures and RPGs, though he’ll readily dabble in anything that sounds interesting.