NieR: Automata easily ranks as one of Square Enix’s best (and most successful) games in recent years, but six years on from the game launch, there have been little to no indications that a full-fledged sequel is going to arrive anytime soon. What does that mean for the future of the franchise? Well, the people in charge of the series certainly have every intention to keep working on it.
As reported by Japanese outlet 4gamer, speaking recently during a presentation at the G-STAR 2023 event in South Korea, Nier’s series producer Yosuke Saito said that though a new NieR game isn’t in development just yet, he and creative director Yoko Taro have every intention to work on a new instalment at some point.
Interestingly enough, Saito added that though there are certain current circumstances due to which a new NieR title hasn’t entered development, as long as Taro as alive, he will continue to work on the franchise. He also confirmed that currently, he and Taro are working together on a different game that they hope to talk more about sometime in 2024.
Given the success that the NieR franchise has enjoyed in recent years, it would be a surprise to not see a new instalment at some point in the future, so hopefully an announcement won’t be too far off. As of April this year, NieR: Automata had shipped 7.5 million units worldwide, while last November, Square Enix announced that NieR Replicant had shipped 1.5 million units.