Is Nightingale Steam Deck compatible? Answered

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Is Nightingale Steam Deck Compatible
Screenshot: Inflexion Games

With any game that makes its way onto Steam comes the question of whether or not it’s Steam Deck compatible, such as Nightingale.

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This co-op open-world survival crafting game is out in Early Access on February 20 on Steam, but can it work on the Steam Deck? We have the answers you seek below.

Can you play Nightingale on the Steam Deck?

In an FAQ posted recently on the Nightingale subreddit, developer Inflexion Games explained that it is working to make Nightingale compatible with the Steam Deck. It also noted that it would provide an update ahead of launch or soon after, so you can expect a definitive answer to this question very soon.

While Nightingale on launch could very well be Playable on the Steam Deck, that doesn’t mean it’s fully Verified. There are four levels of verification a game on the Steam Deck can have: Verified, Playable, Unsupported, and Unknown.

Is Nightingale Steam Deck Compatible Faq
Screenshot: Inflexion Games

It’ll most likely be released as either Unsupported (not supported yet) or Playable (can play with some setting adjustments). Still, it seems that Inflexion Games is working on getting Nightingale fully Verified. This means that right from booting the game up, you shouldn’t have to tweak anything, and it should play perfectly fine from the get-go.

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This is also evidenced by the game only being listed as having partial controller support on the store page. And since this is an online co-op-focused game, it’ll require a constant online connection. This means that while you can play it on your Steam Deck, you still have to be online.

If you’re wondering if your Steam Deck is powerful enough to run Nightingale, I wouldn’t worry too much. Its minimum and recommended specs are up to par with the technology that the Steam Deck can handle. With any graphics-intensive game, your handheld device may heat up fast, but it’s meant to run games like Nightingale.

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