Can You Play Nightingale With Controller?

Keyboard and mouse not for you?

Nightingale is a PVE open world survival game that takes inspiration from the Fae genre and its stories. The game is currently set to release on February 20, 2024, for both Steam and Epic Games Store, which might make you think the game won’t have controller support, right? Well, you are in luck, because the developers may be cooking in the kitchen. If you want to know if the game allows for controller support, read ahead and find out.

Can You Play With A Controller?

With the game featuring both a first person and third person camera perspective, many are wondering if the game will also feature controller support. After all, third person games are better played with controllers, and first person games are played better with keyboard and mouse. But is it a full controller support? Or just partial?

Short answer is yes! For more details, make sure to read the rest of our guide.

Nightingale Will Feature Partial Controller Support

You may be wondering what “partial controller support” means, and I don’t blame you for being confused. Does it mean only half the controller works? Well, that is technically correct. The game having partial controller support means that, while playing, you can move around and access menus with the controller no problem.

SIDE NOTE: We have a FAQ (Frequently-asked-Questions) article for Nightingale. Make sure to check it out for more information!

However, it does mean that there will be other times that you will need to use the keyboard and mouse as well. According to the developers’ pre-launch update, the game is still playable with a controller for Early Access. However, the game will still require the occasional keyboard or mouse input to access other parts of the UI, like the Party Text Chat.

In game UI for Nightingale.

The developers also state that the controller support will still be updated as the game goes on, as stated in their pre-launch updates. In fact, the developers are looking for feedback on how to better improve the controller support once the game drops.

That’s all you need to know if you can play Nightingale with a controller. Did this help answer your questions about the game? Let us know in the comments below.

While the game is playable with a controller, the next question that should be asked if you can play the game offline? Check out the answer to this query about Nightingale being playable offline without internet.


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