Square Enix has been teasing us these last few months, but at long last it has confirmed Nier Automata will be coming to PC very soon indeed. In fact, after rumours of a lengthy delay it turns out we'll only have to wait an additional week compared to our console brethren. Nier Automata is out on March 17th for PC worldwide, and here's the official Nier Automata PC system requirements.

Nier: Automata Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1 GHz or AMD APU A8-6500 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 or AMD Radeon R9 270X
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 50 GB available space

Nier: Automata Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.40 GHz or AMD APU A10-7850K 3.7 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 or AMD Radeon R9 380X 4GB
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 50 GB available space 

Take a brief look at any Nier Automata gameplay vids and you'll see this is by no means a technically ambitious game. It fact it  probably wouldn't look too out of place on the previous generation of consoles. What it does have in its favour on PS4 and Xbox One is that it's designed to run at a rock solid 60 frames per second in order to provide Platinum's signature smooth action gameplay.

PlatinumGames deeming 60 FPS as the absolute minimum FPS for Nier Automata is probably the only thing which can justify these lofty system requirements. If a Radeon R9 270X can't tear through this I'll eat my hat.

CPU demands are where Nier Automata is most lenient. You'll only a require a pretty old, relatively low-end dual core processor to play it, ensuring just about every modern PC should be able to meet the CPU requirements. 

Where things take a notch up are the graphics card requirements for Nier 2. Like for like this is actually a more demanding game than Battlefield 1, which either speaks wonders for DICE's achievements or the exact opposite for PlatinumGames. I prefer to think it sits somewhere in the middle, that you can in fact get Nier Automata running on weaker systems, such as GTX 660 2GB. There's also a wide disparity in the recommended graphics cards. The GeForce GTX 980 is a big step above the Radeon R9 380X 4GB. A more reasonable match-up would be the GeForce GTX 970, provided it isn't hamstrung but its 0.5GB of slower VRAM.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Nier Automata System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Nier Automata GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Nier Automata Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.