Speaking in the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation, Yosuke Saito – the producer for the NieR series – was asked about the future of the series, and judging by his answers, it seems like the studio is already planning on another game.
When asked about what the future for the NieR series holds, Saito revealed that as far as a game goes, the studio was “making preparations for the setting.” This coincides with the fact that the studio behind the series was recently looking for staff for a scenario planner for NieR, hoping to find someone who would be responsible for the following (via Gematsu):
- Plots for sub-quests, etc. as well as scenario framing.
- Design instructions such as NPC design specifications to be used in-game.
- Creating text for item descriptions, etc. to appear in-game
When asked if NieR: Automata director Yoko Taro is ready to create a new game, Saito answered pretty emphatically while also sprinkling in some jokes. “He is… I would like to believe (laughs). Yoko says he will do anything as long as he receives money for it, but there is no one who doesn’t move for money as much as that man.” While this doesn’t really give us any concrete information on the future of the game, it’s good to see that the folks behind the series are thinking of the future, whenever that might start blossoming.
NieR: Automata is available now for the PlayStation 4.
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