PS4 console exclusive Nier: Automata may be coming to the Xbox One soon. Developed by PlatinumGames and published by Square Enix, it was exclusive to the PS4 on consoles although it had a PC port which has yet to be patched. Now it seems that Nier: Automata could grace the Xbox One if recent reports are to be believed. According to French gaming blog Jeuxvideo (via GodIsaGeek.com) Microsoft's Xbox One family of consoles could see the game release soon. And while Jeuxvideo cited a source that requested to remain anonymous, the site is fairly credible, reporting on the Spyro remaster before it was officially announced and on Crash Bandicoot hitting the Switch, PC, and Xbox One prior to Activision confirming it.
Throw in the fact that Xbox boss Phil Spencer has been teasing more games from Japanese developers further strengthens the possibility of Nier: Automata hitting the Xbox One. It would be an easy win for Microsoft in terms of mindshare. Though whether this translates into actual sales will be a point of interest. More so when you consider that the Xbox One lacks exclusives when compared to the PS4 or Nintendo Switch. That said, it's best to keep your expectations in check until we hear something from Microsoft or Square Enix.
If Nier: Automata does make it to the Xbox One, it opens the doors for last generation's Nier to make it as well via Xbox One backwards compatibility. Though given the unexpected success of Nier: Automata, Square Enix may choose to remaster the original Nier rather than give it the backwards compatibility treatment as it means they could target PS4 owners as well, which make up the largest chunk of the console user base right now.
In our Nier: Automata review, we found the game to be crammed with a wealth of wonderfully crafted ideas, making it worth the price of admission. Would you fancy a go at it on the Xbox One? Let us know in the comments.
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