NieR: Automata HD Texture Pack Mod Finally Complete After Four Years In Development
It can be said that the PC Steam version of NieR: Automata is a bit of an acquired taste, offering players a compelling experience should they first manage to get past the myriad bugs and stability issues that have been present within the game since launch. While there’s hope that these issues will soon be addressed thanks to the competition of the newly released Microsoft Store version of the game, a modder has, in the meantime, finished work on an HD texture pack for NieR: Automata that they’ve been working on for the past four years.
Modder GPUnity has been hard at work on their HD texture pack for the PC version of NieR: Automata for the past four years, which is effectively the amount of time it’s been since the title’s original release. The mod takes aim at the decidedly insufficient texture quality present in the PC version of the game, and is now available in its entirety over on NexusMods. The only requirement is that those interested will need to first download Kaldaien’s Fix Automata Resolution mod, a thing most players would want to have anyways (H/T Eurogamer). You can see some comparison shots of the mod in action below:
“Nier: Automata is one of my favorite games,” GPUnity said. “Unfortunately, it suffers from some blurry textures that hurt the presentation. My goal is to provide a natural restoration to the low-res textures, maintaining the intended look.” GPUnity warns that there will be a minor performance drop for those that choose to install the mod, though given how dramatically it improves the title, it’s worth it. It should be noted that the mod will work for both the Microsoft Store and Steam versions of the game, so those that have taken the plunge into the superior version of the two can still benefit from those improvements.
NieR: Automata is available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
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