NieR: Automata screenshot of a Valve Easter egg

After a ridiculous amount of conflicting statements and an equally ridiculous period of complete silence it has finally been confirmed that NieR: Automata will be coming to PC and Steam on March 17th. Unlike the PlayStation 4 version which will arrive on March 7th in North America and March 10th in Europe, the PC version seems to be a simultaneous release for everyone.

Along with the release date the developers also raveled the full system requirements, and you'll be glad to hear that they are quite low by today's standards. Usually you need an i5 CPU or equivalent for minimum settings, but with NieR: Automata an i5 will carry you all the way to "recommended". But enough rambling from me, here's the list:


OS - Windows 7/8.1/10 64 bit

CPU - Intel Core i3 2100 or AMD A8-6500


Graphics - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 VRAM 2GB or AMD Radeon R9 270X VRAM 2GB

DirectX - DirectX 11



OS - Windows 8.1/10 64 bit

CPU - Intel Core i5 4670 or AMD A10-7850K


Graphics - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 VRAM or AMD Radeon R9 380X VRAM 4GB

DirectX - DirectX 11


If you're interested in learning more about NieR: Automata, and more specifically its combat, you can find one of the most recent gameplay trailers over here. This one is entirely focused around the various weapons you'll get to use, as well as some of the tactics you'll be able to employ, so it should hopefully give you a good idea of what NieR: Automata is going to be all about on the gameplay level. And finally, here's a couple of the newest images:

NieR: Automata screenshot showcasing a tiny little robot

Nier: Automata screenshot of combat with a sword

NieR: Automata screenshot of a boss with plenty of rockets

NieR: Automata screenshot of a two handed sword in combat