Nightingale studio admits that online-only play ‘can be frustrating’ and is already prioritizing an offline mode

Inflexion Games, the studio behind the early-access survival game Nightingale, has announced plans to introduce an offline mode based on player feedback.

The developer acknowledged the concerns raised by players regarding the online-only nature of the game in a statement shared on February 22. Inflexion Games stated, “We understand that this can be frustrating for a number of reasons.”

While Nightingale currently allows players to experience the game solo or with friends online, the focus was initially on co-op gameplay. This decision led to the launch of the early-access version without offline functionality.

Inflexion explained, “Our vision for the game was to create an interconnected series of Realms, prioritizing co-operative exploration. This meant making a choice between supporting co-op gameplay from the beginning or working on an offline mode.”

Recognizing that the co-operative elements posed technical challenges, Inflexion admitted that they misjudged some players’ expectations. As a response, the studio is now working on developing an offline mode to address this feedback.

Despite the shift in development focus, Inflexion assured players that other improvements, including quality-of-life changes and bug fixes, are also in the works. Updates on these enhancements will be shared in the coming days.

Survival games have been a significant focus this year, with Palworld and Nightingale making their early access debuts in January and February, respectively. Additionally, Sons of the Forest recently transitioned out of early access on PC with a host of new features and changes.

For more games similar to Nightingale, be sure to explore our recommendations for the best survival games and the best multiplayer PC games.