After weeks of silence since the release of the Xbox Game Pass for PC version of the game, the official NieR Series Twitter account has announced that an upgrade patch is on the way.
An upgrade patch for the Steam version of #NieR:Automata is currently in development.
We’ll 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’s unknown what this upgrade patch will fix or change, and it doesn’t seem like a release date is in sight. However, just the news that a patch is on the way has fans feeling good about what’s to come, as seen in the reaction tweets below.
A surprise but definitally a long needed patch.
Game is amazing and it was a shame so many people had to pass on it due to the issues on pc.
— Cameron Geddes (@Zero_1343) April 13, 2021
I hope it will resolve the issues with resolution, textures and frame rate during videos… I love this game, but the adaptation from consoles to PC Steam wasn’t really good.
— Damy (@Damy_FR) April 13, 2021
Hundreds of other tweets like the ones above can be found in the replies to the upgrade patch announcement tweet and while some are expressing their annoyance with how long it’s taken a patch to hit the Steam version, the overarching sentiment is one of excitement.
Over on the game’s subreddit, Redditors are expressing their excitement with the news while also taking guesses at why the patch might be happening now.
“A patch for the Steam version could’ve been in development for a while, but they just did the Game Pass version first,” Redditor Eloymm said. “Specifically, considering that the Nier remaster is coming out soon, it would make sense that they want their other popular game to be updated so it might have been in the plans for a while. We’ll never know really. That being said, better late than never.”While waiting for this upgrade patch to hit the Steam version of Nier: Automata, check out this story breaking down the differences between the Steam version and the Windows Store version. If you’re excited for NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…, check out the game’s opening movie and then read our thoughts on the game in IGN’s final preview for it.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.