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NieR: Automata Hits PC Same Day as PlayStation 4 [UPDATE]

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[UPDATE]

The Square Enix representative that confirmed a simultaneous PC release for NieR: Automata was “unfortunately misinformed,” according to a new report from PCGamer. The game is still confirmed for a general 2017 release window.

[ORIGINAL STORY]

Despite Square Enix confirming a generic 2017 PC release window for NieR: Automata this morning, the publisher has confirmed a simultaneous PC release.

The game will launch for PC (via PCGamer) on March 7th in North America and on March 10th in Europe and Australia.

In case you missed it, you should read up on the game’s various packages, most especially its swanky limited edition.

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38 comments
  1. Sugar Mostly
    Sugar Mostly
    December 5, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    What a great time to be alive

  2. Will3316
    Will3316
    December 5, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    What a pleasant surprise.

  3. JFpaes15
    JFpaes15
    December 5, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    It really irks me that it took someone sending an email to Square for them to actually confirm this rather important detail, because from what I have seen, neither them or Platinum have actually confirmed this info to the media, only about the PS4.

    Don’t blame us if your game sells like shit.

  4. Anon_Amous
    Anon_Amous
    December 5, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    Very nice. I thought ol’ Sonebones paid for a delay on PC. Glad that isn’t the case.

  5. GameZard
    GameZard
    December 5, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Blame Sony.

  6. GameZard
    GameZard
    December 5, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    Great I will buy the PC verison Day One.
    I wonder are the Sony fanboys still salty?

  7. Maelstrom
    Maelstrom
    December 5, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Sweeeeet. But, does it get the demo as well? So far, it’s only been confirmed for the PS4, but that was during PSX and we all know how non-inclusive the news can be there.

  8. Will3316
    Will3316
    December 5, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    I’ll sit on both versions until I know which one performs the best. PC ports lately have been buggy messes with framerate caps.

  9. Ganwi
    Ganwi
    December 5, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    I doubt anyone cares, the game itself is shit

  10. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    December 5, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Any news about the “localization”?

  11. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    December 5, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    Wow, most of those leaks are actually true

  12. Jack
    Jack
    December 5, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    I think they’re doing it in house?

  13. Unmotivated
    Unmotivated
    December 5, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Same people who did the first game.

  14. GameZard
    GameZard
    December 5, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    The game came out?

  15. GameZard
    GameZard
    December 5, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Most PC games I played lately for me have been far superior to the console versions. But then again the games I have played lately have been Bandai Namco games. But Platinum make great PC ports so I am not worried.

  16. catazxy
    catazxy
    December 6, 2016 at 3:28 am

    Orgasmic

  17. OSad
    OSad
    December 6, 2016 at 3:56 am

    I wouldn’t worry about Platinum ports as they all seem technically sound so far, even though they don’t look incredible or anything.

    Apart from the mangles Koei Tecmo farts out every now and then, and some brief stints like Final Fantasy XIII coming out with no discernible video options (but then later adopting a more complete options menu, courtesy of Durante), I’d say the age of the shitty Japanese ports is a bit past us at this point. I could be wrong, but I don’t remember the last time I played a big Japanese title that made me cringe at the port quality it had.

  18. Warrior90
    Warrior90
    December 6, 2016 at 5:16 am

    8-4

  19. Wannabe_Baby
    Wannabe_Baby
    December 6, 2016 at 5:55 am

    That’s what you care about … ?

  20. GameZard
    GameZard
    December 6, 2016 at 6:10 am

    Just wondering. When this was announced for the PC so many Sony fanboys went on suicide watch. I am just wondering did they finally get over it?

  21. InzMovi
    InzMovi
    December 6, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Not a fanboy, not salty at all. The more people play Yokos games the better

  22. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    December 6, 2016 at 11:01 am

    Yeah, i know that its 8-4, thats why i ask if there’s something new about it. Right now, my expectations about the localization for this game are, well, pretty low

  23. lucben999
    lucben999
    December 6, 2016 at 11:03 am

    Tell me about Yoko Taro, why does he wear the mask?

  24. Uncle Slick
    Uncle Slick
    December 6, 2016 at 11:21 am

    From his Wiki.

    “Due to his dislike of being photographed, he generally wears a mask when giving interviews or presenting games.”

  25. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    December 6, 2016 at 11:35 am

    If I pulled that off, would he get shy?

  26. PixelBuff
    PixelBuff
    December 6, 2016 at 11:37 am

    It would be very embarrassing. For you.

  27. Uncle Slick
    Uncle Slick
    December 6, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Only one way to find out.

  28. Kevin Maginnis
    Kevin Maginnis
    December 6, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    As long as it doesn’t take a year like Gta, I’m fine.

  29. Valchior
    Valchior
    December 6, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    still a better PC release date story than FFXV

  30. Anon_Amous
    Anon_Amous
    December 6, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    WELP NEVERMIND

  31. Wannabe_Baby
    Wannabe_Baby
    December 6, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    Why would they be on suicide watch because they’re getting a game? It seems like you’re blinded by fanboyism. Grow up.

  32. TomatoDragon
    TomatoDragon
    December 6, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Game look excellent.

  33. GameZard
    GameZard
    December 6, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    I guess you wasn’t around when it was annouced to be coming to PC. Sony fanboys went crazy and it was really pathetic. But what can you expect from them as the some of the dumbest and delusional people out their. They care more about having exclusives on their plastic god then games that they love selling well and becoming more popular. As long thier enemies don’t get these games they would be happy. It would funny if it wasn’t so pathetic.

  34. GameZard
    GameZard
    December 6, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Good as we need less fanboys in this community.

  35. InzMovi
    InzMovi
    December 7, 2016 at 6:42 am

    I’d say we need less pcmustardrace Gabe cocksuckers who continue to claim that “le Gaben is god and can do no wrong”

  36. GameZard
    GameZard
    December 7, 2016 at 6:58 am

    I never seen any thing like that on this site. The worse I seen here is Vitafags but since the vita is dead they will soon be gone. Sony fanboys are a cancer to any gaming community. Just go to that wasteland known as gematsu to see what I mean.