Follows those earlier rumors about a YoRHa edition of NieR: Automata from the ESRB, today, Square Enix has officially unveiled the release of this GOTY Edition. The "YoRHa" Edition will feature the base game, plus all the DLC expansion, and a few extra goodies. The announcement from Square Enix has detailed all the contents from NieR: Automata YoRHa Edition.
Both PC and PS4 versions will feature the base game, along with Nier: Automata's 3C3C1D119440927 expansion DLC, the Machine Mask Accessory, and four pod skins: the Grimoire Weiss Pod, Retro Grey Pod, Retro Red Pod, and Cardboard Pod.
However, there will be exclusive items divided between all platforms. PlayStation 4 players will receive a new dynamic theme, 15 PSN avatars featuring characters from the game, and two additional pod designs: the Lay Pod and Amazarashi Pod. Meanwhile, the Steam users will receive two wallpapers and an in-game Valve Accessory.
There is an absence of a YoRHa edition for XBox One, but that's no surprise because all the items from the GOTY Edition of NieR: Automata was included in the Become As Gods Edition which launched on Xbox One in June this year. Because of the above, it's safe to say that all the improvements and performance enhancements of the XBox One version will be included in the new YoRHa Edition. That's good news because Square is yet to patch the problematic PC version, despite claiming to be "investigating the issues" reported by players back in March 2017.
NieR: Automata's lead designer, Yoko Taro, has shared his thoughts on Twitter, regarding the YoRHA Edition's official unveiling. You can see his Tweet on the image below:
NieR: Automata's YoRHa Edition will be released for Steam and PlayStation 4 on February 26th next year. The game has received critical acclaims from critics, whose praised the environments as "desolate but beautiful," and gave even more praise to the audio and gameplay, in particular, the dodge mechanic and pod functions.