NieR: Automata has evoked mixed feelings among PC gamers since its release. On the one hand, the game has a delightful story, atmosphere and music, while on the other it had many technical shortcomings. Now, after more than 4 years, the game received a large patch that fixes a lot of bugs, introduces visual upgrades and improves stability. The update is as big as 14.3 GB and it is already available for download. It is also worth mentioning that in June a minor update removed Denuvo protection from the game.
The patch, among other things, eliminates the error of the mouse cursor appearing on the screen when playing with a controller. In addition, all cutscenes can now be viewed at 60 fps. The devs have also added 270 textures upscaled to 4K resolution and improved anti-aliasing. You can read about all the changes here.
The story of this update began when players noticed that the game works better on Xbox Game Pass than on Steam. Soon after that they started review bombing the game. It brought the expected effect - in April this year the developers announced a patch that goes live today. Previously, players had to deal with bugs on their own, helped by the fact that since 2017 a fan mod is available that fixes many of the game's ills. Fortunately, now the developers have solved most of them, but we had to wait a really long time for them to take matters into their own hands.