Nier Automata is one of those games that everyone expects to see more of it. While there is no talk about a sequel to it yet, director Yoko Taro claims that he’s up for a Nier Automata sequel if Square Enix provides the money for it.
GameReactor had the chance to speak with famous director Yoko Taro during PAX East, where he revealed some rather interesting information about the development of Nier Automata and the possibility of a sequel. Firstly, he had the chance to talk about the ability to design a game around multiplay playthroughs. He stated:
“When thinking that we wanted players to play a long time with our game, play many times, we were limited to the number of levels we could create cost-wise and budget-wise and so we devised this multiple playthroughs [design], so that we can create an environment where you want to play multiple times but limit the amount of places we had to create. So it actually was based on monetary issues.”
“It would have probably been completely different [with a bigger budget]. When we first talked about constructing the game I think it would have been something that is really different than what Nier: Automata ended up being.”
What everyone wanted to hear though is whether or not we’ll have the opportunity to see a sequel of it. Yoko Taro stated, laconically, that he’s up to everything if Square Enix is up for it, budget-wise. He claims:
“If Square-Enix gives me money I will create anything”, says Taro. “So I think let Square-Enix know and I think if Square-Enix wants it I’ll do it.”
The possibility of a sequel of Nier Automata has also been discussed at PAX East, where Square Enix brought in its finest to celebrate the game’s one-year anniversary with the director of the game, Yoko Taro, the producer Yosuke Saito as well as the composer Keiichi Okabe for a panel.