When Nier: Automata and The Evil Inside of have been added to Xbox Recreation Go PC on March 17th, lovers unexpectedly were given excited. Nier: Automata, specifically, had a problematic PC port, which was once most commonly superb however disappointingly did not get updates from Sq. Enix to get to the bottom of its glaring problems. Modders mounted it, as an alternative. This Recreation Go liberate, made by way of port studio QLOC, promised some added options like without borderlines windowed mode and HDR. 4 years later, Nier: Automata after all were given the port it deserved… or so it appeared to start with look.
The decision from the eagle-eyed testers at Virtual Foundry and modder Kaldaien, who patched up Nier: Automata again in 2017, is sadly the other. The brand new Recreation Go variations of Nier: Automata and The Evil Inside of nonetheless have most of the outdated issues, and in many ways are in fact worse than their unique PC ports.
Within the video above, Virtual Foundry first appears to be like at The Evil Inside of, which unusually ran at about 57-59 frames consistent with 2d although it was once supposedly locked to 60. It is a commonplace factor with the sport engine identification Tech five, and was once simply fixable within the preliminary port. However Virtual Foundry ran right into a considerably stranger efficiency factor within the Recreation Go port, which reported it was once working at 60 fps in spite of in fact working at a ragged, bouncy 40-something fps. Reinstalling the sport, or even reinstalling Home windows, did not resolve the issue—and by some means its busted efficiency carried over to the Steam model of the sport, too, if it was once put in. Totally abnormal.
No less than the outdated model of The Evil Inside of runs simply superb with a easy settings tweak (assuming you do not infect it with the Recreation Go model, anyway). With Nier: Automata, lovers was hoping this port can be a vital development. Modder Kaldaien did considerably fortify Nier: Automata with mod FAR, however a brand new PC port would have served as acknowledgement that Nier will have to had been patched somewhat than left because it was once.
“The scoop is not nice,” Kaldaien posted in a thread on ResetEra. “Maximum of what had to be mounted within the Steam model nonetheless must be mounted within the Microsoft Retailer model. A few of it is gotten harder to mend. You’ll assume a bump from 900p hardcoded post-processing solution to 1080p can be a marginal development, however they controlled to extend solution whilst concurrently reducing high quality (ugh).”
The brand new port of Nier: Automata does have a integrated without borderlines mode now, which is a good. However nearly the entire graphical problems in Automata mounted by way of the FAR mod are nonetheless provide within the Recreation Go model. Virtual Foundry presentations off a couple of of them. Kaldaien additionally calls out “a good worse implementation of AO,” or ambient occlusion, within the Recreation Go model.
The unique Steam variations of Nier and The Evil Inside of are in the end the simpler strategy to play. The ones variations will also be modded, anything that is nonetheless no longer imaginable with Recreation Go. It can be 4 years outdated now, however I feel Sq. Enix will have to nonetheless patch the Steam model, correcting the problems that Kaldaien mounted with FAR. It would possibly not promote new copies, however it will display they in fact care about what their PC gamers have to mention.