Nier: Automata, originally announced as an exclusive for the PlayStation 4, is also coming to the PC.
The PC version of the RPG will be released on March 17, just days after the March 7 launch of Nier: Automata for the PlayStation 4 in the United States. For PC gamers looking forward to being able to play the over-the-top title, here are the details that you need to know.
'Nier: Automata' PC System Requirements
The PC version of Nier: Automata comes with the following minimum system requirements:
* Operating System: 64-bit version of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
* CPU: Intel Core i3 2100 or higher, AMD A8-6500 or higher
* Memory: 4 GB of RAM or higher
* Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 VRAM 2 GB or higher, AMD Radeon R9 270X VRAM 2 GB or higher
* Display Resolution: 1,280 pixels x 720 pixels
Meanwhile, to get the most out of the game, here are the recommended system requirements:
* Operating System: 64-bit version of Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
* CPU: Intel Core i5 4670 or higher, AMD A10-7850K or higher
* Memory: 8 GB of RAM or higher
* Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 VRAM 4 GB or higher, AMD Radeon R9 380X VRAM 4 GB or higher
* Display Resolution: 1,920 pixels x 1,080 pixels
In either case, Nier: Automata requires storage of at least 50 GB and a sound card of at least DirectX 11.
'Nier: Automata' PC Version Preorder Bonuses
Players who will preorder the PC version of Nier: Automata to grab the game's Day One edition for $59.99 will receive a Machine Mask accessory, the Grimoire Weiss pod, and the Retro Grey, Retro Red, and Cardboard skins for their pod.
In addition, for players who preorder Nier: Automata through Steam, they will receive an exclusive Valve character accessory in the form of the red valve previously seen on images by the developer. Players will be able to attach the red valve to 2B, the protagonist of Nier: Automata, in various ways, including attaching it to either one or both of her eyes or having it protrude from the back of her head.
'Nier: Automata' Not Possible Without Fan Support
Nier: Automata will finally soon release, and according to director Yoko Taro, the Nier sequel would not have been possible without the consistent support that fans have provided to the original game and its successor.
"The true nature of a game is not a strong and charismatic director displaying his or her vision, but instead is something formed by some kind of an unknown passion felt by a greater number of people," Toro said.
In fact, there was a possibility that Nier: Automata would have ended up as a PlayStation Vita game, instead of a PlayStation 4 and PC title. According to Yosuke Saito, a producer for publisher Square Enix, the first suggestion by developer Platinum Games for Nier: Automata is to release the Nier sequel for the PlayStation Vita. Fortunately for fans of the franchise, the collaboration took another path and went ahead with a full console and PC game for Nier: Automata.