NieR Automata shows worrying symptoms regarding its PC release

PC players have every right to be worried that they might not be treated as well as the console players, judging by the history of many a major release. Even though PC is by far the largest market, consoles are easier to program for, with minimal variables involved. The PC version of NieR: Automata has been showing some causes for worry.

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“I may be wearing a visor/blindfold as a good android, but that doesn’t mean I don’t see some funny business with the PC version.”

It would appear that NieR: Automata is inaccessible in some regions, with no purchase records of the PC release on Steam. Some regions cannot even access the store, although the page was said to be online. The NieR subreddit says that players in regions experiencing problems might have to purchase the game at the Square Enix store.

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Platinum Games’ last PC excursion with Metal Gear Rising showed a somewhat disliked decision to keep it locked at 1080p and 60 fps. This time around people are hoping for 1440p or even 4k options. NieR: Automata should be capable of all this, and judging by its recommended specs, there is room to maneuver. However, it would appear no PC review copies have been sent out, which is confirmed to be the case by one of the most vocal people on the PC scene, TotalBiscuit.

NieR: Automata has gathered quite a hype among gamers who seem to consider it a potential Dark Souls-lite with typically Japanese characters and setting (there is fishing, you know!). The similarities with Dark Souls are probably fleeting, including the famous “return to your body once you die to collect your stuff” moment. Hopefully the PC version will launch without issues so that people can focus on playing the actual game.

Niear: Automata is already out on PS4 in all its listed regions, while the release date for PC is March 17, 2017.

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