Square Enix has announced NieR: Automata Become as Gods Edition for Xbox One. It will launch digitally on June 26.
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Only digitally? That's strange.
Not really. They don't expect it to sell well. They are probably right.
It's not uncommon for releases of older games to be digitally only. I'm glad for only 50 u get all the dlc too
Perhaps MS paid to bring them thus making up the difference in risk for the IP owner. Perhaps they looked to see that the number of Xbox owners reached a minimally acceptable number to warrant bringing a game over. Any number of items could be at play.
It could do pretty well considering the positive word of mouth that it got on PS4 and PC. That word of mouth helped it sell better than it would have at first, and that can carry over to Xbox. For any Xbox only owner, it's definitely worth a purchase. It's a pretty unique experience.
@morganfell Who cares why it's coming. It's coming. That's all that matters.
The definitive edition on the X!
this is surprise, They have taken downt the news? is it leaked? lol I wonder DMC5 will be on Microsoft conference...
Well apparently DMCV was supposed to be announced at last year's PSX(according to an insider on resetera) so i'm pretty sure it's gonna be at Sony's press conference
Great news for Xbox
Step further, great news for fans of nier. The more people buying and playing this game, the better.
@nyxus One likely possibility, is it gets them around the minimum order wall many Japanese devs hit when it comes to publishing on Xbox https://www.windowscentral.... If say, a niche title’s projected sales are smaller than the minimum order MS is asking for (a common problem according to NIS America president Yamashita), that can prevent localization. No one wants to lose money by printing coasters. Nier’s success coupled with a digital distribution on XB takes away some of that risk/cost and gets around the issue of quotas. Hellblade did something similar.
I only buy digital anyway so I don't care. I bought a few games on disc earlier in the gen and it annoys me to look for the disc when I want to play those games.
They know the habits of xbox owners. I don't have many if any friends that buy disk, if almost all the sales will be downloads why bother with a disk save the money. I have 1 disk that crappy Kinect sports game.
Oh man, you guys are in for a treat. Definitely pick this up.
Thanks for a positive comment.
Exactly! Xbox gamers eill get a taste of The Most Important Game of 2017!!!! Good move SE and MS. One of the greatest games of all time! Enjoy!
Nioh was my game of 2017 but Nier is absolutely awesome
Certainly worth a play for anyone that hasn't gotten it yet. Game looks incredible on base consoles, so X1X enhancements should make it look stellar.
Yup, glad to see xbone gamers get to experience a real gem.
I'm picking it up for sure. Unfortunately it's not physical and I like physical copies, but I'll bite digital this time around.
Good, you won't be disappointed. Just take my advice and don't stop after one playthrough.
Told ya so. Xbox fans, you better support this!
And play the greatest ending in gaming history!
3 million units on pc+ps4. how much units will xbox move? i dont think it will move even half million tbh (Japanese game on xbox+ been on ps4 for over a year)
You make it sound like it sold 10+ million units on the PoS4, there's like 80+ mill PoS4s and it only has sold about 2 mill on it..
lmao You try way too hard.
“You make it sound like it sold 10+ million units on the PoS4” Uh...no he actually explicitly said it sold 3 million on PC and PS4. Try reading with your eyes open. It helps
Wow, this is unexpected. Great news for Xbox fans, now support it and you might get the next one on day one.
Wasn't really unexpected, there's was that rumor about it coming to X1X for months now and all them PoS4 fanboys tried do damage control that it wasn't.. lol
u had to make it about xbox vs ps4 didnt you
Its not like Xbox owners will buy it though.
Xbox owners should buy it to support the developers. Plus its an amazing game to boot.
As soon as it hits pre-orders. Only game I cared about coming to the X1X on all them PoS4 exclusives.
Yeah yeah yeah
I never picked it up for the pro, as there were other games i was looking to play, but I remember the demo was amazing. If the price is right, and if it's properly enhanced for the X maybe I'll pick it up.
I'm not sure if the game will find a "big" audience on the Xbox platform. Not many Japanese games fans over there, but hey it's great to allow everyone to play the game despite platform.
Please be souped up for the One X!
Good, it seems a deal has been struck by Ms. So, I'm just wondering was the game timed exclusive or did square and platinum just decided to release it on Xbox.
Never was an exclusive. By doing a simple Google search you would see SE said if the game sells well enough it might release on Xbox.
I believe the creator said they would release it on other platforms if it was successful on PC + PS4.
It wasn't released on Xbox because sales in Japan are very important for games like this. Selling a niche Japanese game on Xbox in Japan...that hasn't gone well historically. They tried to bring JRPGs to Xbox through Mistwalker, and they were pretty decent games, but the Xbox crowd didn't support them very well. Nier: Automata has been surprisingly successful and won a slew of awards (most Best Narrative and Best Score awards; 4th in Game of the Year wins in 2017), so it should have more success on the Xbox platform than previous games. It was also easily my personal choice for Game of the Year. I bought both the Pro and PC versions. It would be curious if the best game on Xbox One this year was my Game of the Year last year.
So only digital version again.Meh.I hope is not a PC port since the PC version runs like ass and Square have not Patch it yet after One year.For the time been i will keep my PS4 version,if they release phisical on Xbox One X i night be tented to pick it up if ends up running better.But no phisical no buy.I wonder what will be the price since this game is very cheap on the PS4.
why do people say such foolish things? the ps4 version runs like ass and at 900p. on pro it still runs like ass occasionaly and 1080p. Both consoles have horrid frame time spikes as well. Believe it or not pc was the lead platform. https://www.youtube.com/wat... and here is a video of digitla foundry explaining the pc version issues. https://www.youtube.com/wat...
I’m not sure why I’m getting disagrees for telling the truth... https://www.pcgamer.com/nie...
You getting disagrees because you said somthing about the ps4. Even tho its the truth.
A company like Square Enix isn't going to make anymore exclusives for Playstation. It makes sense for their games to be multi-platform to try and get as many sales as possible. Playstation & PC at first maybe, then followed by Xbox. And this includes the Final Fantasy 7 remake. I'm sure SE knows NieR: Automata on Xbox won't sell as many as it did on PS4, but they will still likely make money from it.
it only has sold over 2 mill on PoS4, not exactly great... FFVII remake is coming to the X1X, already been comfirmed to be multiplat.
I dont think it sold over 2 million on ps4 yet, it just hit 3 million and pc sales were pretty strong.
@kevnb: Not likely over 2 million solely on PS4 alone as you are correct, SE announced a total of 3 million between PC & PS4, both physical and digital. http://www.vgchartz.com/art... EDIT: According to vgchartz the PS4 version has moved 1.42 million. If it’s accurate less than half are playing on PlayStation.
Not great? Do you think Square Enix put in the marketing cash that Sony and Nintendo put out for Horizon, Zelda, or Mario? Sales were pretty exceptional given it was a niche game with somewhat limited marketing resources.
"it only has sold over 2 mill on PoS4, not exactly great" Bullshit. 2 million sales is great on a single platform regardless. "According to vgchartz the PS4 version has moved 1.42 million. If it’s accurate less than half are playing on PlayStation. " vgchartz guesstimates do not include digital sales. So no.....it is not accurate.
@Razzer: In this instance SE provided the fact that their total includes digital “Square Enix announced shipment and digital sales for NieR: Automata have surpassed a combined three million units.”
They've already made their money on the game. Porting a game isn't overly expensive, so so long as it sells 100-200K, they'll make money on it. They stand to make more than that if it does really well. Hopefully people ignore the console war nonsense and just realize this is a great game they should play. I'd like the game to do as well as possible, because i'd like to see the series continue, and maybe SE will be compelled to make a new Drakkengard game as well....and if we're lucky, a nice compilation of prior games.
It was only "exclusive" to PS4 because it was not expected to sell well on the Xbox One platform in Japan...and they're probably right about that one. However, the overall international sales were better than expected and it won lots of awards, so they probably consider it to be well worth porting over now.
As a PS4 fan and a fan of this game, they should also make a version for the Switch too.
Great for xbox fans, I hope they support it.
Ahhhhhhh yeah! Super hyped, don't mind the wait, reminds me of TR when you guys waited and it will have the dlc for $50 bucks.
My question is did they even fix the PC version? I wouldn't mind using that as a excuse to replay on PC. One of the best games I've played this gen
No they didn't as far as I'm aware no official fixes or patches have ever been released not a good show, luckily someone fixed it for them and it runs great with that fix applied.
Oh alright, I guess as long as a fix exists. That's one thing I've liked about PC gaming that I'm still getting use to. The community makes every game better. But kinda makes me disappointed too. I played at platinum'd it and would love to replay in 4K since I'm upgrading my PC, but I remember it didn't even run as good as PS4 Pro for the most part. I'll be looking it up
its a bit rough, but some people are making a huge big deal about its minor issues. Go look at the steam reviews to see that people really think of the pc version.
Don;t know why I didn't think about just doing that lol. Definitely will
Keep in mind some of the PC "master race" types are prone to histrionics over the most minor of issues, the type that love to flood the Digital Foundry video comments sections with whining about how not supporting some off the wall quadruple monitor resolution or obscure aspect ratio used by 4 people in Guam has ruined their lives. I actually read some clown in a comments section claim N:A is the "worst optimized game in history." LOL. Absolutely ridiculous. Must be kids who didn't have the Crysis/ Metro experience when literally nothing available on the market at any price was capable of running them properly. Fun times. Thankfully, most of the PC crowd has been very receptive to Nier: Automata, and Platinum has been having some decent success there. I have the PC rework of Bayonetta, and it's excellent.
You have a good point. I've seen some comments like that for some games. Especially on digital foundry. Also forgot bayonetta was on pc. Do you know if that version is better than the switch version? I did plan on eventually buying 1 and 2 on switch. But if 1 is better on pc. I'll just get on that and give the code for the first on switch to someone else
I have the Pro and PC versions. The PC version runs pretty well now with the FAR mod most of the time. It is a rather demanding game, though. If you expect to push 4K with crazy antialiasing settings, you're going to need to temper expectations a bit. I just stuck with 1440p for this game. It also has a texture mod, which is a significant improvement. But the areas in which this game actually excels are storytelling, music, and Platinum-style combat. It won't double as a tech demo, but the things it does well, it does as well as about any game I've played this generation.
I've platinumed the PS4 version and completed the dlc apart from 9s. I know what makes the game amazing. But that's great to hear. By chance what do you run it with? I honestly wouldn't use AA at 4K unless necessary, which would be a low level one since it's so much pixels anyway. I'm currently upgrading my PC and getting a 8700k and pairing it with a gtx1060 since the prices have gone down to normal prices for Canadas crappy dollar. I was thinking a TI if the price goes down by the time I finish buying all the parts.
I have a Ryzen 1800x and GTX 1080 at the moment. I upgraded some of my PC components late last year right before some of the prices soared into the stratosphere. I got the GTX 1080 w/ Destiny 2 for $509. Little AA is needed with 4K, and it's unbelievably taxing. My VRAM usage in just Siege flew over 8 GB just from the AA, more than I even have available. I usually replace my video card multiple times per CPU. Many will tell you to spend the big bucks on your video card because that supposedly all that matters for gaming (I disagree with that; I've experienced CPU bottlenecks in previous builds, and there's nothing you can do about it but rebuild), but a new CPU probably means a new motherboard, RAM, and whatever else. A video card is very easy to swap, and they get dated very fast. I usually buy video cards near holiday sales for a discount and a free game thrown in. You're wise to shop for that last instead of making it your centerpiece of your build. You never know when the next generation of cards will suddenly emerge and the $500 card is outperforming the old $1000 flagship card with better temps and efficiency.