When NieR: Automata was announced, Square Enix promised both a PlayStation 4 and PC release, but when the PS4 version’s release date was revealed, news on the the PC port was mysteriously absent. Now we know that the PC version will release in the “nier” future of March 17th.

NieR: Automata’s PC Day One Edition is currently available for pre-order on sites such as Steam. Each Day One Edition comes with the following accessories:

  • A machine mask accessory
  • Retro red, retro grey, and cardboard pod skins
  • The Grimoire Weiss pod

Furthermore, copies of the Day One Edition bought on Steam come with the exclusive valve character accessory, a “punny” red valve that looks weird no matter how it is oriented.

Nier: Automata

The Steam page also provides some helpful system requirements:


  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 64 bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 2100 or AMD A8-6500
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 VRAM 2GB or AMD Radeon R9 270X VRAM 2GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 50 GB available space


  • OS: Windows 8.1/10 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5 4670 or AMD A10-7850K
  • Memory 8GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 VRAM 4GB or AMD Radeon R9 380X VRAM 4GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Sorage: 50 GB available space

While the processor and graphics requirements are similar to many other modern games, the memory requirements are almost uncharacteristically low.

As of writing, the PlayStation 4 version of NieR: Automata has received extremely positive reviews. The console version hits North American on March 7th. While these reviews might bode well for the game’s PC version, many players know how poor optimization can ruin a game. Only time will tell if NieR: Automata’s PC port is worth playing.

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