A few days ago, we published a story about the lack of a PC patch for NieR: Automata. Eurogamer got in touch with the publisher, who claimed that it is currently working with NVIDIA and AMD in order to roll out a PC patch.
As Square Enix stated:
“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.”
To be honest, this sounds more like a damage control move and nothing more. Why would Square Enix and PlatinumGames work with NVIDIA or AMD in order to fix the game’s ridiculous resolution issues? Or the awful keyboard+mouse controls (this will definitely not be fixed, ever, but still)? We get it that Square Enix refers to the game’s crash issues, however the game is also plagued by other issues unrelated to the GPUs.
We’ll give Square Enix the benefit of the doubt, so here is hoping that a new patch for the PC version of NieR: Automata will be released before Christmas.
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