After an initial scare as to when NieR: Automata would land on Steam, it was the producer's statement that was to come true rather than the proposed 'leak' from its latest trailer.
Creeping up on its March 7 release date, fans were beginning to worry that the title wasn't destined to launch simultaneously on the both PC and consoles when a PC-specific release date was never mentioned alongside its long-standing console target date.
Speaking through an interview late last month, producer, Yosuke Saito mentioned how Square Enix didn't want to release the Steam version until both they and PlatinumGames were certain the PC release was both of a high standard and had sufficient DRM in place to combat the platform's supposed rampant piracy. Mentioning that it wouldn't take long at all, fans were still right to worry.
But the cause for concern started to subside ever so slightly when multiple media outlets began running the game's latest trailer. While some versions still listed a vague mention of its PC release, an apparent older version had it listed as March 10 - the European date of the console release. Leading some to believe this was either gospel or at least its original projected target, hope was restored.
And thankfully, their hope was well placed. While it won't be releasing on the same day as its console counterparts, it will come around a week later on March 17 alongside some Valve-specific pre-order bonuses and various accessories.