The controversial Steam version of Nier Automata is receiving an update patch, although what that patch will do and when it will be released is still unknown.
It has been weeks since the launch of the Xbox Game Pass for the PC version of Nier: Automata and it didn't take long for fans to realize that improvements to this version apparently bypassed the Steam version that had so many problems that the fans intervened to fix some on their own . Players have asked for fixes for the Steam version essentially since its release in 2019, and the Xbox Game Pass version decidedly better highlighted these issues even more.
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After weeks of silence since the Xbox Game Pass was released for the PC version of the game, the official NieR series Twitter account announced that an update patch is underway.
An update patch for the Steam version of #NieR : Automata is currently in development.
We will have more information to share with you at a later date. pic.twitter.com/gUPCLSwgyH
– NieR Series (@NieRGame) April 13, 2021
As you can see in the tweet above, it is not known what this update patch will fix or change, and it doesn't look like a release date is up. View . However, just the news that a patch is on its way already makes fans feel good about what's coming, as can be seen in the reaction tweets below.
A surprise, but definitely a long-needed patch.
The game is incredible and it was a shame that so many people had to pass it on due to problems on the pc.
– Cameron Geddes (@ Zero_1343) April 13, 2021
I hope it solves the problems of resolution, textures and frame rate during the videos … I love this game, but the console adaptation for Steam for PC was not very good.
– Damy (@Damy_FR) April 13, 2021
Hundreds of other tweets like the ones above can be found in the responses to the update patch announcement tweet and while some express their annoyance over the time it takes a patch to get to the Steam version, the general feeling is one of excitement.
In the game's subreddit Redditors are expressing their excitement at the news as they try to figure out why the patch may be happening now.
"A patch for the Steam version could be in development for a while, but they just did the Game Pass version first," Redditor Eloymm said. "Specifically, considering that the Nier remastering will be coming out soon, it would make sense that they would like their other popular game to be updated, so it may have been in the plans for a while. We’ll never really know. That said, Better late than never. "
While waiting for this update patch to arrive on the Steam version of Nier: Automata, check out this story detailing the differences between the Steam version and the Windows Store version. If you're excited for NieR Replicant version 1.22474487139 …, take a look at the game's opening film and then read our thoughts on the game in the final IGN preview .
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and creator of guides for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes .