Nier Automata Developers Working on Fixing the PC Version

PlatinumGames, the people behind Nier: Automata, are apparently still working on patching up the PC version of the game. So far, they haven’t issued a single patch, and the PC port desperately needs attention. The fans are getting restless, so hopefully, the devs will be releasing some fixes soon.

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Nier Automata Developers Working on Fixing the PC Version
Nier Automata Developers Working on Fixing the PC Version

There’s no denying that Nier: Automata is a great game. When it came out, it thoroughly blind-sided everyone with its quality. Not only does it provide a fun combat system, great music and good RPG elements (and copious fan service), but it unexpectedly presented players with a deep and intelligent sci-fi story. It fully deserved to become the sleeper cult hit that it has become.

Too bad that the PC version is riddled with issues. The port is really poorly optimized, by all accounts, leading to really sub-par performances even on high-end machines. What’s worse, there hasn’t been a single patch for Automata on PC in the four months since it launched on Steam. The only fixes so far have been provided by the community. So many people just want to enjoy this game, that they’ve taken up to fixing it themselves. Of course, the fans are getting angry, and really, who can blame them?

Trying to see what’s going on, Eurogamer reached out to the developers for comment. This is the reply they got from a Square Enix representative:

Square Enix and PlatinumGames are working with PC device manufacturers, like AMD, to address the issues with the Steam version of the game because some of the issues are not what Square Enix and PlatinumGames alone can resolve fundamentally. With AMD’s help, Square Enix and PlatinumGames have successfully resolved some of the issues, and we hope to achieve similar results with other hardware makers. We appreciate your continued patience and support for NieR: Automata.

That doesn’t sound too hopeful. In fact, it comes across pretty bleak. Still, there’s some room for hope. We might yet see the day when PlatinumGames and Square finally alleviate the game’s problems, so that PC players can enjoy it to the full.

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