NieR: Automata Game of the YoRHa Edition Outed by ESRB, Fans Hope for PC Fixes

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A new version of the 2017 surprise-hit NieR: Automata is coming to PC and PS4. NieR: Automata Game of the YoRHa Edition has been rated by the ESRB, although we don’t yet have any hint as to what it might contain. Presumably, it will do the typical Game of the Year thing and bundle all the game’s DLC.

Of course, a new edition of NieR: Automata for PC has fans hoping against hope that a much-needed update may be coming for that version of the game. Automata launched in a rather sad state on PC, with numerous polish and performance issues, and no significant updates have been released since. Square Enix wouldn’t just blithely re-release a broken game, right? Right?

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And the questions don’t end there. Why isn’t the Game of the YoRHa edition coming to Xbox One? NieR: Automata finally hit Xbox earlier this year, with Xbox One X enhancements and other improvements. There’s some speculation the Game of the YoRHa Edition is designed to bring the PC and PS4 versions more in line with the Xbox One, which could explain it skipping Microsoft’s console. Or, who knows? Maybe Xbox owners are just being made to wait, yet again.

If you’ve missed out on NieR: Automata, you may want to give this new version a try. Wccftech’s Kai Powell found it to be a genre-bending classic in his review

“You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll contemplate whether androids are capable of feeling emotion at all or if they’re merely going by what they were programmed to do. NieR: Automata rewards long-time fans of Yoko Taro’s works with an experience that transcends any single genre. Although it might not be a perfect game, the sum of NieR: Automata’s unique storytelling meshed with Platinum Games’ style of action meld together into a title well deserving of being one of my personal Games of the Year.”

NieR: Automata is available on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. No word yet on when the Game of the YoRHa Edition will drop, but it seems likely it will arrive sometime this year.

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