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Nier: Automata Game of the YoRHa Edition is coming to PC

Nier: Automata: Game of the YoRHa Edition is coming to PC and PS4, according to a rating on the ESRB website. This likely isn’t the kind of update PC players were hoping for. 

Despite being one of Platinum’s best games—and our best action game of 2017 —the PC port is, frankly, a bit of a shambles, calling to mind the days when multi-platform publishers expected people simply to be happy a game was coming to the platform at all. It hasn’t received a single patch on PC, aside from an update for DLC that didn’t fix anything. 

Andy remarked on the shoddy quality of the port back in his Nier: Automata review, and nothing has changed. Well, not nothing—modders like Kaldaien did what Square Enix has failed to do so far, developing a mod that tackles loads of the game’s issues. 

Last year, in June and July, Nvidia and AMD released some drivers that were meant to be fix one problem, but that’s been the extent of the PC support. At the same time, Square Enix said it was working to address more issues with the Steam version of the game. It did not. 

Will this upcoming GOTY version fix anything? My money is on it just bundling the DLC, but if it also includes improvements to the port quality, that will prove controversial. Hopefully we’ll find out more about what it contains soon.

Fraser Brown

Fraser is the UK online editor and has actually met The Internet in person. With over a decade of experience, he's been around the block a few times, serving as a freelancer, news editor and prolific reviewer. Strategy games have been a 30-year-long obsession, from tiny RTSs to sprawling political sims, and he never turns down the chance to rave about Total War or Crusader Kings. He's also been known to set up shop in the latest MMO and likes to wind down with an endlessly deep, systemic RPG. These days, when he's not editing, he can usually be found writing features that are 1,000 words too long. He thinks labradoodles are the best dogs but doesn't get to write about them much.