NieR: Automata Not Coming to Xbox One because of Japan's Market, DLC Confirmed

No plans for an Xbox One version of NieR: Automata

By Grayshadow, Posted 20 Feb 2017

Those hoping to wait for an Xbox One version of NieR: Automata shouldn't get their hopes up, game producer Yosuke Saito stated that since the Xbox One market isn't strong in Japan it's unlikely to release on Microsoft's system.

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"There are currently no plans to release on this platform...The main reason for this is that the Japanese market for Xbox One is not strong, so the decision was made to focus on PlayStation 4 rather than to split our efforts across two platforms."

Saito went on to explain since the team didn't have to split to accommodate both platforms it made development much more efficient. However, judging from his words perhaps if the game does well in the West Platinum Games and Square Enix could be convinced to porting the game if the demand is high enough. 

NieR: Automata will also be getting DLC called "Android System":

Android System

When the player dies, an Android will be left behind at the place they die. Various data remains in the android (plug-in chips, etc.), and by “recovering” the android, you can take that data back. If you die again without recovering your android, you’ll lose the previous android. Also, in cases where you play for a long time without recovering your android, it will disappear.

In cases where you “repair,” not recover your android, that android can fight alongside you for a fixed period of time. Additionally, if you’re connected online, you can discover other players’ androids, and by repairing them, you can fight alongside other players’ androids for a fixed period. Whether or not you’ll get the other players’ plug-in chips if you decide to recover them is a secret.

Downloadable Content

Under the request of 9S voice actor Natsuki Hanae, Square Enix has decided to develop downloadable content. Hanae says he hopes for a costume of Caim from Drakengard for 2B, but whether or not that is part of the downloadable content is unknown.

Free PlayStation 4 themes will be available starting Wednesday.

NieR: Automata is set to release on PS4 and PC March 7th.

Source: Express UK

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General Information

Platform(s): Xbox One, PS4, PC
Publisher(s): Square Enix
Developer(s): PlatinumGames
Genres: Role-Playing
Themes: Fantasy
Release Date: 2017-12-31

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