Are one million gross sales sufficient for a Nier remaster? Producer says they’re “contemplating all choices”

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Nier: Automata

Update April 26, 2017: after Nier: Automata’s robust gross sales, we reached out to Square Enix for an replace on the potential for a Nier remaster.

So, chances are you’ll keep in mind that again in January, Nier: Automata’s producer Yosuke Saito mentioned “there’s a very excessive risk” of a remaster or re-release of the unique Nier, if Nier: Automata offered “like hotcakes” (see authentic story, under). 

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While economists have but to agree a exact determine for what would represent hotcake-like gross sales, we thought it might be worthwhile to examine in with Nier publishers Square Enix after the latest information that Nier: Automata has sold a million copies. That sounds pretty hotcakey to us, although we acknowledge the controversy is unsettled and rancorous. Here’s a press release from Saito himself:

“We are presently contemplating all choices on what we can be engaged on subsequent, however now we have no plans in place in the intervening time.

“Whatever our subsequent step is, I might like to work with identical workforce members once more however securing their schedule stands out as the hardest factor proper now.”

So they’ve but to resolve, however it sounds prefer it’s nonetheless a risk.

Update January 30, 2017: A earlier model of this story attributed the remaster quote to Yoko Taro, however it was truly the sport’s producer, Yosuke Saito.

Square Enix simply hosted a reside Q&A with eccentric Nier creator Yoko Taro, Platinum Games designer Takahisa Taura, and producer Yosuke Saito, who hinted at the potential for a remaster of the unique recreation. Thing is, all of us have to purchase Nier: Automata first. 

“Is there a possibility of a Nier Remaster or Re-Release?” requested a fan on Facebook. “There is a really excessive risk if Nier: Automata sells like hotcakes, sure,” replied Yosuke Saito. 

Elsewhere, the creator, Yoko Taro, additionally mentioned the sport will take round 25 hours to get “the true ending”, although there can be a number of endings and so they received’t be unlocked in the identical means as they have been within the first recreation. “You’ll have to determine easy methods to get them by yourself,” he teased.

For completionists, it’s going to be round 55 to 60 hours of recreation.

Automata will even span genres. The demo on PS4 already exhibits that it’s completely satisfied to modify between being a completely 3D character-action recreation to enjoying like a side-scroller, however there will even be different genres in there.

The first recreation had a textual content journey part, and it appears to be like like there can be one on this, too. “Yoko-san needed to put in one other textual content journey simply because folks hated the primary one,” mentioned Platinum Games designer Takahisa Taura. 

Yoko Taro is understood for his eccentricity. In the Nier: Automata demo on PS4, you may get a ‘recreation over’ display screen by unequipping an merchandise. It’s your android’s central system, and its merchandise description does warn you that removing means dying. Of course, you must strive it anyway. 

You can sum up his character by one in all his Q&A quotes. When requested in the direction of the tip if he had a message for followers, Yoko replied: “I would not count on an excessive amount of from this recreation if I have been you.” What a man. 

As for information on the PC model, he was tight-lipped. “We’re working hard on it, but if I said anything, ninjas from [Square Enix] would try to kill me, so I’ve got nothing to announce,” Takahisa Taura joked. 

Ta, NeoGAF