One of the hottest titles coming soon to the PlayStation 4 is Platinum Games stylistic and fast-paced action title NieR Automata. The development team answered a number of fan questions over at the official NieR Automata Facebook page and one of the questions was would the game ever come to the Nintendo Switch? Well, the answer was simply only if Square Enix paid them.

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  1. Well I’m pretty damned sure I won’t see it on X1 either. Not after Microsoft made Platinum cancel Scale bound. :'(
    Scale bound looked epic, and was deep in development…and Microsoft got impatient and pulled the plug.

    I don’t think Platinum and MS parted as friends… and after that blow, I think Platinum is going to be a little gun-shy forms while, and I don’t blame them.

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    • Developers have to meet goals, and platinum just couldnt meet them. Im disappointed that Scalebound got canceled, but I cant really blame MS (at least not now.) The game was announced in 2014, but had been in development since 2013 with a release date of 2016. Every time the game was shown it had poor frame rate and just ran bad. Nier on the other hand, was announced in 2015, and somehow came along quicker and just ran better. Of course, Nier is a smaller game but Platinum was supposed to have most of their staff on Scalebound and still couldnt get it finish or to even run properly.

      What im trying to say is that, it seemed that Platinum was using the funds MS was providing to finish the other projects that werent even going to hit the XBO. So I see, or at least understand why MS would just kill off the project. Its all speculation, but a lot of fingers point that way so It wouldnt surprise me if ot was true.

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      • Haha. I agree with the first part. They may be pushing to PC. I bought RE7, and my purchase is good for both X1 and PC, I can play it on both for the price of one.

        But I’m VERY glad I have an X1. My PC wouldn’t handle the game at its best, and I needed my X1 that forces devs to stay withing specific specs. It’s saving me from buying a PC and keeping it up to date.

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          • Ah, good question. The truth is, I mostly don’t like Microsoft exclusives. I just want to play 3rd party games. Scale bound was the only Microsoft exclusive I wanted. (And those fuckers canceled it!)

            I want to play games like RE7, Mass Effect, Battlefront 2, State of Decay 2 – and while waiting, am enjoying Dark Souls 3, 100%ing DOOM, Alien Isolation, playing old games like GTAV and one I’m embarrassed to say out loud, while party chatting with my family. Stuff any PC gamer can do, but I don’t have to worry about keeping my PC up to snuff. As a matter of fact, I think I can skip Scorpio since the games have to be backwards compatible with XB1. paying $300-$400 for a PC that runs almost all modern games for 10 years ain’t bad!

            Plus I have a huge media library from my Windows phone that loads on my XBox, plus I can game on the X1 using my laptop screen, allowing remote play like WiiU.

            So it’s all about convenience for me. Am I sad I can’t play Berzerk on PS4, or RE7 in virtual reality? Sure I am, but most games come to X1, and if I show restraint, I can buy them cheap 4-6 months after release.

            If I could play … 75% of common 3rd party games on Nintendo consoles, I never would have whored myself out to XBox, but I jumped in, and have zero regrets so far!

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    • If switch got Mass Effect so I could start the New trilogy, or RE7, or… I would be tempted to get a switch. Right now it just doesn’t have the types of games I prefer on it.

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  2. The best thing about this comment other than it actually has a slight chance that we might see it on Switch is that the Switch could actually push this game . Who knows if 1080p but 720p in handheld mode would be nice. Played the demo and seems pretty good from what I played.

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  3. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Hopefully it will also await us at Nintendo Switch if Nintendo doesn't FUCK things up again!}

    I’m getting it for PS4 so I’m good.

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  4. Even if Square Enix pays them (which is only going to happen if the Switch sells), I’m wondering how inconvenient they’re going to find the downgrading process. Big downgrade, small downgrade, so much options, so much weak specs.

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