On Thursday, July 15th, NieR Automata‘s Steam version will be updated to include a variety of fixes including a stable framerate under the default settings, 4K UI, improved bit-rate for pre-rendered cutscenes and more. These long-awaited fixes arrive after the much-derided Steam launch, which lacked the performance and stability of its console counterparts.
Here’s a rundown of what will be added:
• Borderless video settings have been implemented.
• A Fidelity FX CAS feature has been added.
• The system will now detect whether HDR has been activated in the Windows display settings, and automatically boot the game in HDR mode if it has.
• Adjustments to the anti-aliasing functionality
• Approximately 270 UI textures for icons, backdrops and UI elements etc. now support 4K resolutions.
• The bit rate has been improved and all pre-rendered cut scenes adjusted, so they will now play in 60FPS and display in the correct aspect ratio without stretching the picture.
• A new “Global illumination” feature has been implemented. This can be set to three different levels; High, Medium or Low.
• The rendering targets for ambient occlusion and bloom effects have been changed to dynamic resolution based on the game’s resolution.
• It is now possible to switch between recently selected display modes for screenshots, such as between full screen and windowed mode or between borderless and windowed mode, by pushing the Alt + Enter keys together.
• The mouse cursor is no longer displayed when using a game pad controller.
• The frame rate has been stabilized at 60FPS under default settings.
• Other stability related fixes have also been implemented.
NieR Automata is now available on Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.