Square Enix Producer Yosuke Saito, and PlatinumGames Producer Eijiro Nishimura, ran a live stream with Japanese magazine, Dengeki PlayStation, where they showed footage of how NieR: Automata will run on the PS4 Pro.
The video, which can be found below, features an hours worth of content, ranging from 21 minutes of gamplay footage, comparisons on how the PS4 Pro version will differ from the standard PS4 console, questions that are answered in a type of panel theme, and merchandise and other bits and bobs that’ll be available.
Firstly, let’s talk about the game.
On the PS4 the game will run on a 1600×900 resolution at 60fps, whereas the PS4 Pro will run the game on a 1920×1080 resolution also at 60fps. 4K is not going to be supported on PS4 platforms.
As you can see from the above images, these were the comparison shots that were shown during the live stream. The PS4 Pro will be bringing some graphical improvements to the game, although not huge improvements, they are more so, finer details. The PS4 Pro footage will add motion blurring to the game, giving attacks a sense of speed. There will be finer, more detailed shadows. The atmosphere is also more intricate and shows more particles elements floating through, such as dust.
There appears to be four difficultly levels to play the game with shown in the live stream. Easy, Normal, Hard, and Very Hard. Very hard will cause the player to fall to death after a single blow. Sounds difficult! There was also some footage shown, showcasing the refuge, and a weapon shop. Also there is a weapon named, The Engine Blade, which comes in collaboration with the cross over between Final Fantasy XV, there was a trailer released showing the crossover which you can view here. There will be a quest tied to The Engine Blade.
On the subject of crossovers, there was also the announcement that there will be crossovers between, Phantasy Star Online 2 and Monster Hunter Frontier Z. Certain equipment from NieR: Automata will be available in Phantasy Star Online 2, and weapons and armour from NieR will also be available in Monster Hunter Frontier Z. There may be a collaboration quest thrown in there somewhere too.
There will be more information about the collaborations in the future.
There will be two guide books for the game releasing in Japan, the first will arrive at launch, whereas the second will come sometime in March.
If all of this is exciting for you, we covered news that the game will be releasing as a demo on the 22nd December.
You can view the live stream below.
Source: Dengeki YouTube