Nightingale Developer Focusing on Offline Mode After Fan Feedback

The Survival Game Has Launched to Mixed Reviews

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Nightingale developer, Inflexion Games, has announced that it’s prioritizing the development of an offline mode, following various requests from fans.

The survival game launched in early access on Steam on February 20 and is currently sitting as “Mixed” from over 5000 reviews. Nightingale is the first game from Inflexion, founded by ex-BioWare head Aaryn Flynn.

“Co-operative gameplay associated with having party members across multiple Realms was the more technically challenging problem and therefore the one we chose to tackle first. Looking back on that decision, we misjudged what some of you were looking for in your experience,” says a statement from Inflexion on Steam “We are now prioritizing and developing an offline mode that we plan to release as soon as feasible. Keep an eye on our social channels and Discord for updates in the coming weeks alongside other things we’re working on.”

Looking at the reviews the always-online requirement is the major complaint, as players praise a lot of Nightingale’s other features, including the art style and survival gameplay.

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One player review details, “Always online when playing alone is idiotic. It compounds the frustration when I have to wait for a server to become available so I can play alone. Then when I do ‘Log in’ to this seemingly single-player experience I find that not all of my work has been saved and now I have to rebuild.”

Nightingale is a PvE open-world survival crafting game that allows players to play solo and in co-op. The game is set within “a rich Victorian gaslamps fantasy setting,” where players travel through portals that lead to unexplored realms, searching for the magical city of Nightingale, the last bastion of humanity.

Inflection says that the development of the offline mode won’t interfere with current work on quality-of-life updates, new content, and bug fixing. Nightingale is currently available on PC in early access.

Hayes Madsen
Hayes Madsen

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