NieR series creator Yoko Taro and Square Enix Producer Yosuke Saito are working together on two new games. The information came up during a game industry year-end talk show hosted by V-Jump and Famitsu. [Thanks, GamesTalk.]
According to Saito, Yoko Taro approached the producer about a year ago in 2019 and said, “I want to make this kind of game” with a proposal. Saito was completely against the idea and strongly objected. However, Yoko Taro was persistent enough and even had prepared an hour-long presentation to persuade him.
In the end, while it wasn’t easy, Saito gave in to Yoko Taro’s enthusiasm and green-lit the game’s production. While it’s been over a year since then, Saito expressed that if he had the option to take it back, he would. There hasn’t been much work done on this game until now, but we’ll see where it goes from here. By the sounds of it, it could be a while until further details are announced.
In addition, Yoko Taro and Yosuke Saito are working on a different new game, and this is one that the two can apparently agree on. More work has already gone into this title, and it is expected to release before the other game. Perhaps we’ll hear more about it sometime after the release of NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139 in April 2021.