When it was first announced, Nightingale took the gaming world by storm because of its unique open world survival angle that combines steampunk and elements of dimensional travel. Thanks to all this, fans can’t wait to get in and play it.
The first person survival shooter Nightingale is the debut game from Inflexion Games. It was announced at The Game Awards 2021, with the Canada-based studio filled with veterans keen to get players in as soon as possible. Some of the names working on it, including Aaryn Flynn, having worked at BioWare in the past. Of course, with the game having such a pedigree behind it, players are excited to play it as soon as they can on its release date.
When is the Release Date for Nightingale?
The early access release date for Nightingale is February 20, 2024. This is the first chance all players will have to hop into the game and try it out after its incredible reveal trailers. This early access release will roll out across Steam and the Epic Game Store, but not Xbox, unlike how Palworld was released across Steam and Xbox in early access.
There was a Nightingale stress test on February 2, 2024, which the developer reported was very successful. 48,000 players jumped into the game and hammered the servers. This should mean that come February 20, 2024, the game will be ready for millions of players to dive in and explore the vast world it has to offer.
The early access release date of Nightingale was moved forward by two days because of the success of the stress test. This shows that the developer is incredibly confident in this version of the game and wants to get players in as soon as possible.
Outlining the Exact Release Time of Nightingale
The exact release time for Nightingale worldwide has been revealed and confirmed. For us, it’s much later in the day than expected, meaning it’s likely aiming to capture fans just as they enter the point in the day when they have time to play. See below for a list of every confirmed time the game will be out in each time zone.
- Edmonton: 10 AM on February 20, 2024
- Los Angeles: 9 AM on February 20, 2024
- New York: 12 PM on February 20, 2024
- Sao Paulo: 2 PM on February 20, 2024
- London: 5 PM on February 20, 2024
- Germany: 6 PM on February 20, 2024
- Beijing: 1 AM on February 21, 2024
- Tokyo: 2 AM on February 21, 2024
- Sydney: 4 AM on February 21, 2024
Exploring if Players Can Pre-Load Nightingale in Early Access
It’s been confirmed by the official Nightingale Twitter account that it is not possible for players to pre-load Nightingale for its early access release. This is likely a standard set by Valve for Steam rather than something the development team has opted for. We suspect that since early access launches aren’t full releases for games, there’s a policy that pre-load can only be made possible for final game launches in the days leading up to their release.
What is Nightingale?
Nightingale is a survival crafting game with a dimension-hopping twist. Players have been sent to 4explore the mysterious Faewilds. There, they can team up with up to five friends and explore a strange world filled with dangers, and conquer it.
As part of their mission, players will build bases and establish new homes wherever they can using the resources gathered from this world and the creatures they slaughter within it. A big draw for most players is the colossal boss monsters that roam the world, which players will need to think creatively in order to defeat.
Of course, new features will be added during early access, so the game could transform from its launch state into something else entirely. More will be known once it’s in the hands of an active player base.