In a surprise announcement, NieR Automata is coming to Steam in addition to PlayStation 4 in early 2017. News comes from a video message from director Yoko Taro during a special IGN live stream … Continue reading →
Well, no suprise there.
Developers ignoring PC market in this day and age is just plain stupid. Lot of money to be made...
Not just that but when you consider they are making games on consoles which now use PC parts, it can't be that hard to just go the extra mile.
Wow coming to PC too. Nice!
Yep seems like all console exclusives are slowly creeping to PC one by one. Very interesting future indeed.
Lol sony first party games arent coming to pc
Best place to play.
only place to play both Nier and ScaleBound on the same platform.
and vanquish too soon!
As someone who doesn't have a PS4 and was interested in this game, I'm so happy that it's coming to PC.
As someone who does have a PS4, I'm happy too. PC usually has much better graphics and games are cheaper so PC edition is always a good news.
Lynx thats a real nice thing to say only if others had your maturity.
Also, PC games can still be played even into the future whereas my Xbox 360, PS2 & PS3 games died when their consoles died.
I think all the major Japanese RPGs should be coming to PC by default as I believe it's the safest platform for them to release their content on. I believe valkyria Chronicles only is getting a 4th game simply because of its success on Steam. I think Gamers even on Console should be championing this practice as the game selling and doing well means inevitable sequels for console owners too. Consider this , would we had a rather valkyria Chronicles stayed on PlayStation 3 as a l ow selling game or would we had rather it appear on PC too giving them enough sales to justify a fourth title? I want to see Square bringing all their major titles day and date on PC because the genre is way too niche to be bringing titles to a single platform.
i agree that would be a good move for any Japanese studio plus games on pc dont lose their value like it does on console a game can sell a lot then fall off the charts and then rise again
PC GAMING BROO!!! I'm still getting this for ps4 because it's most likely 60fps(30fps is a nono for this sort of game or else steam is the way to go),and i prefer trophies.But it is awesome that soo many devs are jumping on steam now.
Third party exclusive are pretty much dead at this point, unless they are completely funded by the publisher.
Capcom seems to be the only company that does it
I'm not sure that this was ever a third-party Exclusive by the Publishers choosing as opposed to default of how the current market is.
OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
please PLEASE PLEASE PORT THE FIRST ONE TO PC
That's pretty cool. :) Means more people will be able to enjoy this game.
"Means more people will be able to enjoy this game." Yes obviously. Cant be less :P
Is that a bad thing?
Cool... cool, cool, cool! Here's hoping it eventually makes it's way onto xbox... with Blue Dragon getting the backwards-compatible treatment I'm expecting some of the 360's other hard-to-find games - such as the original Nier - will be making their way into the BC program. Despite the fact that the original Nier looks nothing like Automata, the devs have confirmed the sequel will feature returning characters, as well as other ties to the original's story - which means people are gonna want to play it... According to Google, Nier sold roughly 340,000 copies on PS3/360 and it's never had a digital or a PC version, so while this is welcome news, it'd be even better if I had a way to play both games on the same machine. At the very least it's a way for Square Enix to make some easy money... if RotR's exclusivity, episodic Hitman/FF7, Deus Ex's 'augmented' pre-orders and FFXV Episode Duscae's Type-0 paywall taught me anything, it's that Square Enix LOVE their easy $$$!
JRPGs tank on Xbox consoles. I doubt you'll be seeing this on Xbox.
If there's a PC version of Automata, then that means it'll be Win10 compatible - porting it to xbox wouldn't be terribly expensive or time-consuming, so it won't need to sell millions in order to turn a profit... and it's not as though the original Nier didn't tank on 360 and PS3. Scalebound (Platinum) and Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) are coming to Xbox, and I'd bet money on the FF7 remake doing the same... considering Nier: Automata is a collaboration between Platinum and Square Enix, I wouldn't be at all surprised to see an Xbox version.
I repeat, JRPGs tank on Xbox consoles. Ease of port doesn't translate to sales.
Agreed because of the licensing costs and because of how the platform performs in Japan it's very unlikely will see that title on that platform and if anyone's a huge fan of Japanese RPGs I question why they're not already owning a Japanese platform to play Such titles.
just buy a PS4, much easier then hoping for something. poppinslops - The Xbox represent the best chance to play JRPG games, Never was. Again. You are talking about the wrong machine. I wont even talk about other games, because we all know what happend this gen...
You read the headline, right? Why would I buy a PS4 now that it's coming to PC? Hell, why would I buy a PS4 when the Neo's on the horizon?! I'd prefer to play these (and most other) games on console, and the Xbox just happens to represent the best chance of that happening... "easier than hoping for something" - save that one for your kids!
Or he could get the superior pc version with mods .
It would be nice if it came to xbox, I'm still curious as to why you guys haven't gotten ff10 remaster yet.
Lol people keep saying jrpg tank on xbox are slow lol japanese really dont care about game on pc beside mmo and they're not doing all that good. That say alot about the state of Japan games industry they are willing to bring their games to pc and xbox .
"That say alot about the state of Japan games industry they are willing to bring their games to pc and xbox" Pure ignorance. Nier Automata coming to Steam is no indication of the "state of the games industry in Japan". Steam users actually SUPPORT Japanese games, not to the extent of PlayStation gamers but the market is there. Xbox however is irrelevant when it comes to Japanese games because people who game on that consoles love to constantly buy the same crap shooters, racers, sports games over and over again.
Oh yeah, babyyyyyyy :D
Nice going. Might buy it now.
Not my type but more developers support PC is good thing
Wishful thinking, but please with a port of the original NieR as well. That is one game I miss playing on last gen systems.
All of them are coming to the Master Race.
this is good this game will shine on pc nothing to hold it back
ugh more playstation exclusives coming to pc, dammit, sony needs to keep some of these games to their console ffs.
Sony can't do anything about it. They don't own Platinum Studios and aren't funding the game.
hopefully it is a good port
Saw it coming, this console generation is near impossible to release exclusive games
The benefit of Sony leaving behind PS3 architecture and moving to x86. Porting it to PC for third-party developers is much easier now, so really not something they should pass up. Good for gamers all around as well.
Good, now this game will get unbiased reviews.
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