Nier: Automata has a loyal PC playerbase regardless of the action-RPG’s brief Steam review-bomb period that occurred on the finish of March earlier this yr. Steam customers had been upset that visible upgrades had been nonetheless absent from the sport a few years after its launch. Sq. Enix and PlatinumGames acknowledged these points and introduced a newfound effort to bring the much-needed enhancements to Steam at some undisclosed level sooner or later. Good factor the modding neighborhood is so beneficiant as a result of a tremendous Nier: Automata HD Texture Pack bought its ultimate main replace over the weekend after 4 years of improvement.
GPUnity, the thoughts behind the HD Texture Pack, posted the straightforward, however vital, cause for why they labored tirelessly on the mod: “NieR: Automata is certainly one of my favorite video games. Sadly, it suffers from some blurry textures that damage the presentation. My aim is to supply a pure restoration to the low-res textures, sustaining the meant look.”
The ultimate replace solidifies GPUnity’s meticulous work on over 300 textures. There’s a warning for small efficiency drop, however GPUnity additionally supplied a model of the HD Texture Pack for gamers with lower-end methods. You’ll be able to watch the newest video in regards to the graphical enhancements above.
I, for one, was blown away by GPUnity’s mod. The up to date character fashions are notably nice to have a look at and offers Nier: Automata a brand new lease on life. Talking of “model upgrades,” Replicant got here out a number of weeks in the past and because the resident Nier-fanatic (and loremaster) at Recreation Informer, I can affirm that the reupholstered visuals and fight system go a good distance, “This bittersweet narrative is supported by enhanced character fashions, satisfying hack-and-slash mechanics, and a haunting soundtrack that spins a riveting story of its personal.”
Do you personal the Steam model of Nier: Automata and are you planning on downloading GPUnity’s HD Texture mod? If you have already got, tell us what you consider the modifications!