Nier: Automata Will Get Much-Needed Steam Upgrade Eventually

The Steam version of Nier: Automata, which is known to run and perform worse than other versions of the game, will get an update that is currently in development.


The official Twitter account for the Nier series tweeted that an upgrade patch is currently in development for the Steam version of Nier: Automata. The tweet announcing the update offered very little in the way of details, simply stating that they'll have more information to share at a later date.

Though Nier: Automata was one of the most critically-acclaimed games of 2017, the PC version of the game has garnered criticism over the years due to inconsistent frame rates and resolution issues. The Xbox Game Pass release of Automata triggered headlines when fans of the game realized that that version of the game included significant upgrades, including HDR support, 4K UI textures, FidelityFX, and borderless video settings. The Steam version of the game was recently review-bombed due to these discrepancies.

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While popular fan patch FAR fixes the resolution issue for the Steam version, the Game Pass Automata remains significantly better. We don't know if the upgrade patch for the Steam version will introduce all these improvements, but it seems likely that it will. In other Nier: Automata news, a hacker uncovered the game's final secret back in January. Nier Replicant ver. 1.22474487139, a remaster of the original Nier, will release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on April 23.

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