When Square Enix announced that NieR: Automata would be released on the PC, a lot of PC gamers got excited. Normally, the PC version would be, by default, the game’s definitive version, however NieR: Automata was plagued by a lot of issues on the PC. Fast forward almost four months and here we are today without any patch to address its reported issues.
According to Steamspy’s datas, the game has sold almost 500K units, making it the most profitable of PlatinumGames’ latest PC games (both Vanquish and Bayonetta have sold less). However, and while both Vanquish and Bayonetta saw a number of patches, the post-launch support for NieR: Automata is nonexistent.
And while PC gamers can use Kaldaien’s amazing FAR mod, that particular mod brings some compatibility issues and bugs. As a result, PC gamers are forced to either deal with these compatibility issues or with the bugs found in the game’s vanilla version.
At this point, we should note that the PC version of Vanquish was handled by Little Stone Software. And while the PC version of Bayonetta was handled by PlatinumGames itself, Square Enix is listed as the sole developer of NieR: Automata PC.
From the looks of it, Square Enix has simply left the PC version of NieR: Automata to its fate, and we don’t expect any official patch to address the game’s issues (and they are plenty; from resolution and full-screen modes to control issues). And that’s just sad. Really, really sad.
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved – and still does – the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the “The Evolution of PC graphics cards.”