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Square Enix Considering Xbox One Release for NieR: Automata, PS4 Pro Support Confirmed

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Here’s one to get the old console war fire rekindled – Square Enix is considering an Xbox One port for NieR: Automata.

The Platinum Games and Square Enix-collaborative action RPG is currently only set for a PC and PlayStation 4 release. However, game producer Yosuke Saito has teased the Xbox One version, according to an interview with Game Rant.

Saito went on record to say the team will only consider an Xbox One version of the game if both the PlayStation 4 and PC versions of the game do well in sales.

He also confirmed the game will have PS4 Pro support, enabling the game to run at its already confirmed 60FPS, but at a 4K resolution.

NieR: Automata will launch for PlayStation 4 on February 23rd, 2017 in Japan – followed by a PS4 and PC release sometime next year, worldwide.

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41 comments
  1. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    November 13, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    4K 60FPS on the Pro? I mean TR runs at 30 upscalled 4k guess Nier isn’t that demanding of a game then?

  2. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    November 13, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    They’ll have to cut down back on the visuals then.
    No possible way this runs at 4K 60FPS as it is.

  3. vonSanneck
    vonSanneck
    November 13, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Sure, more platforms the better.

  4. vonSanneck
    vonSanneck
    November 13, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    And let’s be honest: if the PS4 Pro did heavy post processing work instead of upscaling the visual difference at a distance would not be apparent. That and it’d run better anyway.

  5. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    November 13, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    I’d rather have 1080 supersampling at 60fps
    TR plays better with it

  6. GameZard
    GameZard
    November 13, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    I hope they do release it on Xbox One. I will get it on PC so I can run it natively at 4k at 60fps.

  7. DarkChaplain
    DarkChaplain
    November 13, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    I just want the original on PC so I can throw money at both games.

  8. 2501
    2501
    November 13, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    A re-release of NieR would be great.

    Papa NieR is the best dad.

  9. Kiwi Hoy
    Kiwi Hoy
    November 13, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    The more people who get to play it the better, anyone who’d complain about this is frankly probably just mentally deficient

  10. OSad
    OSad
    November 13, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    It ain’t native 4k probably, it’s just a prank.

    I’m very happy the Xbone is getting some more weeb releases though. People joke about the PS4 having no games, but I can’t think of a single game I would want to buy an Xbone for just to play it to this date.

  11. MAGAto
    MAGAto
    November 13, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Seems like one of those older games that would do exceptionally well on Steam due to the positive word of mouth and cult status the game has.

    Wouldn’t surprise me to see it becoming the next Dragon’s Dogma or Valkyria Chronicle in sales numbers if a PC port does indeed happen.

  12. Nisani
    Nisani
    November 13, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Actually, the less people that come into contact with this mediocre series, the better. They’ve proven they can’t design a game worth a damn with their first title.

  13. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    November 13, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Well, this is being made by Platinum so your opinions on the previous games don’t matter.

  14. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 13, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    “Saito went on record to say the team will only consider an Xbox One
    version of the game if both the PlayStation 4 and PC versions of the
    game do well in sales.” – depends on what he means by “well”. Square’s standards are usually ludicrous.

  15. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    November 13, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    “Wouldn’t surprise me to see it becoming the next Dragon’s Dogma”
    A weebshit game with no meme support and made by a company whose hordes only fuck with one brand will never become the next Dragons Dogma. Valkyria Chronicles could just be seen as so little of the genre being made.

  16. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    November 13, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Not with how much they’ve been supporting this series
    I think they only hold good sales against a game when it’s something they don’t want to sell or made by Eidos.

  17. Kiwi Hoy
    Kiwi Hoy
    November 13, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Gameplay aside Nier was excellent in terms of story, atmosphere and soundtrack and the Drakengard series as a whole is great

  18. Tristan (Chili1)
    Tristan (Chili1)
    November 13, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Nier is hardly weeb, and Dragon’s Dogma had no meme support.

  19. Zufield
    Zufield
    November 13, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Wolves hunt in packs.

  20. Casey
    Casey
    November 13, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    This is great news. The more people that get to buy it, the better.
    Also, 4k at 60?! I’m worried this game might look like trash… but even if it does, at least it should play nicely.

  21. Casey
    Casey
    November 13, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Yes, because giant corporations love putting pranks in their interviews and press release. They can’t get enough of that shit. It’s like all they ever do! You remember the last time a giant corporation put a prank in their press release? Boy, I do! Wow, that sure was a hoot!

  22. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    November 13, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    B-but it’s Japanese, that means that if you like it you’re a weeaboo!!!

  23. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    November 13, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    I’m more interested in how the localization team is doing their stuff

  24. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    November 13, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    It makes sense, since the original Nier was on 360 and PS3. It’s only fair that Nier fans who bought an Xbone get a chance to play it too. More potential sales too.

  25. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    November 13, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Prank is the wrong word but cases where the game fails to meet promises or achieve features shown in a prior build aren’t that rare even when I ignore No Man’s Sky.

    The last multiplat PlatinumGames title failed to exceed 30FPS (60FPS was promised) on any platform including PS4 ad PC and was easily one of their worst games.

  26. OSad
    OSad
    November 13, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    I’ve never seen such a violent reaction to a prank post.

  27. RonaldChan1
    RonaldChan1
    November 13, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    is this another episode where microsoft once again buys Japanese game support from Square because it feels the need to respond to Playstation getting third party support and then Square once again uses and pumps those funds back in to develop games like drgaonquest builders 2 and world of final fantasy exclusively for playstation again? If so I am all for this.

  28. Casey
    Casey
    November 13, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    yeah, but that was activision what said it’d be 1080 60 if I’m not mistaken. I’m hoping Squeenix is being a little more generous with the money and time in this case.

  29. Guin
    Guin
    November 13, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    If that is true, they would’ve bribed Bamco to get Tales on Xbox again.

  30. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    November 13, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Indeed. It does raise the question of how publishers are managing these projects though and the staff involved in the games.

    Square Enix has thrown a lot of money and time at duds before.

    That said, I’m hoping for the best.

  31. Malcolm_Ecks
    Malcolm_Ecks
    November 13, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    I’d say SE shouldn’t wast the money. It didn’t work on the 360, it won’t sell JRPGs on the Xbox One now. Outside of FF, no JRPGs sell on Xbox Anything. Tales did ONCE.

  32. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    November 14, 2016 at 12:26 am

    To the common man, Nier is weeb. It may have not been huge but that shit likely got into the back of any /v/ posters head and pushed them into buying Dragons Dogma.

  33. Ruggarell
    Ruggarell
    November 14, 2016 at 7:16 am

    What’s the point of an Xbone version? JRPG fans already own a PS4.

  34. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    November 14, 2016 at 8:40 am

    You talking about Drakengard 1? Drakengard was fucking great. Also, this is being developed by Platinum retard.

  35. JellyfishMonarch
    JellyfishMonarch
    November 14, 2016 at 10:09 am

    it would be cool if they release both for pc. ive nearly beat NieR dad quest.

  36. Nisani
    Nisani
    November 14, 2016 at 10:53 am

    I’m talking about nier imbecile

  37. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    November 14, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Wow, you’re a real fucking idiot huh?

  38. porkbun
    porkbun
    November 14, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    SE: If it doesn’t sell better than call of duty it’s not ‘well’

  39. catazxy
    catazxy
    November 14, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    He he, that’s why we can’t have nice things….

  40. Ruggarell
    Ruggarell
    November 15, 2016 at 8:22 am

    You don’t even play consoles bro please.

  41. catazxy
    catazxy
    November 15, 2016 at 8:36 am

    So what, do you think my opinion is invalid now?
    No, sorry, but I played nier back on the 360, and I have a few other consoles.
    But if a game comes to pc, that’s where I’ll play it. As any person with any standards for games and gaming in general should do….