The official release date for Nier: Automata on the PC has been publicly revealed by Square Enix’s Japanese support site on March 17, just a week later than the March 10 date that was leaked last month. The leak, so it seems, wasn’t accurate but wasn’t too far off either. Today’s posting, in addition to the release date, also includes a detailed breakdown of the game’s minimum and recommend system requirements.

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit / Windows 8.1 64-bit / Windows 10 64-bit (32-bit OS not supported)
  • CPU: Intel Core i3 2100 or higher, AMD A8-6500 or higher
  • Memory: 4GB or higher free space
  • Hard-Disk / SSD: 50GB or higher
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 VRAM 2GB or higher / AMD Radeon R9 270X VRAM 2GB or higher
  • Sound Card: DirectX 11 or higher
  • Communication Environment: Broadband or higher
  • Screen Resolution: 1280×720
  • DirectX: DirectX 11
  • Other: Mouse, Keyboard, Gamepad (XInput-only)

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit / Windows 10 64-bit (32-bit OS not supported)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 4670 or higher, AMD A10-7850K or higher
  • Memory: 8GB or higher free space
  • Hard-Disk / SSD: 50GB or higher
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 VRAM 4GB or higher / AMD Radeon R9 380X VRAM 4GB or higher
  • Sound Card: DirectX 11 or higher
  • Communication Environment: Broadband or higher
  • Screen Resolution: 1920×1080
  • DirectX: DirectX 11
  • Other: Mouse, Keyboard, Gamepad (XInput-only)

It’s highly probable that the release date currently given on the site doesn’t apply to the PS4 version of Nier: Automata. The console version will be out on March 7 in North America, for instance, but it was launched in Japan over a week ago and won’t be reaching Europe until March 10—so I wouldn’t necessarily consider this date as carved in stone by the immense force of the will of a pissed off demigod. But, since it now comes from an official source, it’s really hard to go wrong, but the March 10 date that appeared for a few minutes in February came from an official and trusted source too. I know, doesn’t help, but not much more we can do about it.

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