Game from Paltinum Games and Square Enix, Nier Automata updated version on Microsoft Game Pass and not everyone is happy about it. Know why.
Good news for fans of android 2B from the game Nier Automata: the Microsoft Store won an updated version with extra content, several bug fixes and other problems already known to the public and is available for you to play on your Xbox and PC via Game Pass from the Microsoft Store. The problem is that Square Enix has not extended this courtesy to Steam players.
Based on the Become As Gods version, which includes several extra side missions, character outfits, new battles at the coliseum, improved support for full screen, more performance, support for 4K, HDR and FidelityFX and more, released exclusively on the Microsoft Store , in addition to receiving patch patches that have been requested by the PC player community since the game's launch in 2017 on Steam.
QLOC, the developer behind the Game Pass version (and many other PC conversions), confirmed that this is really a new version, based on Become As Gods (2018), and not the Game of the Yorha Edition (2017) of Nier Automata, created at the special request of Platinum Games, according to the information on the website VG247.
As a protest, the Steam version players bombarded the game with negative reviews, lowering the users' analysis score from “Very good” to “Neutral”. Until March 18, more than 900 reviews about the game were posted criticizing the company's stance.
So far, neither Platinum Games nor Square Enix have commented on the matter. Steam also did not take a position on the case.
Published by player Magna, she said, “I'm going to have to embark on this because Square is a ♥♥♥♥ mercenary company ♥♥♥♥♥ mercenary that until today did not create shame in the face and made updates that would ruin the performance of this game here. It is depressing how ♥♥♥♥♥ this game has updates here.
DiGamer80 published its review saying "Congratulations Square for the garbage port, I didn't think I would say that but buy from Microsoft, rather than downloading mods to have an experience at least reasonable"
OE player Pierre Gastly summed up “The game is excellent, but this port sucks. Buy at the Microsoft store / rent via Gamepass.-- Advertising --
Meet Nier Automata Updated Version with its beautiful androids
Nier Automata is an action-style role-playing game hack'n'slash developed by Platinum Games and published by Square Enix. The game takes place thousands of years after the events of the original Nier in a post-apocalyptic world where humans are endangered, thanks to the invasion of otherworldly machines that destroyed the planet, forcing what is left of humanity to take refuge on bases on the moon.
In order to fight the invaders, combat androids called YoRHa are sent to earth, endowed with incredible combat skills, without memories or emotions. The player controls the YoRHa 2 Series B, or just 2B, and must face the invaders using his sword, weapons and vehicles while exploring environments ranging from dilapidated buildings to post-apocalyptic cities.
Nier: Automata is available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S / X and PC.
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