With the release of NieR: Automata we were forced to review the PlayStation 4 version of the game. Not due to inherent problems with the PC port, but purely because of its release date being pushed back a few weeks.
The reason for this delay was conveyed by both Square Enix and PlatinumGames ahead of time as a necessary step to ensure the port was of high quality while ensuring it had sufficient protection against piracy efforts.
Despite that, the port was released in a fairly rough state. Not absolute unplayable for most, users of specific GPUs were typically unable to push through the game's opening chapter before hitting the 'white screen' that would become the focus of the complaints going forward. From the state, Square Enix assured players they were looking into the issue - but an official patch never arrived despite modders fixing some of the other minor issues within days of the game's release.
Eventually, AMD released a driver update that fixed the white screen issue; and Square Enix have now said how those driver updates had their name written all over it. When Eurogamer reached out to Square Enix about the lack of an official patch, they responded with the following
"Square Enix and PlatinumGames are working with PC device manufacturers, like AMD, to address the issues with the Steam version of the game because some of the issues are not what Square Enix and PlatinumGames alone can resolve fundamentally. With AMD’s help, Square Enix and PlatinumGames have successfully resolved some of the issues, and we hope to achieve similar results with other hardware makers. We appreciate your continued patience and support for NieR Automata."
VG247, however, used the statement to pick out how Square Enix made no mention of an incoming official patch to address any other underlying issues. At this point, we're to never expect an official technical patch from Square themselves. Though the port isn't in the best shape, it's far better now than it was - assuming you're willing to make use of third-party mods.
If not, it's still a very good reason to pick up (or borrow) a PlayStation 4. Just find some way to plow through it. It's worth the effort.