NieR Automata creators Yoko Taro and Yosuke Saito are working on a new game

Yoko Taro and Yosuke Saito are working on a new game, and it isn’t a NieR title

During a panel at G-STAR 2023 in South Korea, both Yoko Taro and Yosuke Saito discussed the creation of NieR: Automata. Shockingly, the duo also revealed that they are working together on a new game. Unfortunately for NieR fans, this game is separate from the NieR franchise.

Yoko Taro and Yosuke Saito’s new project is due to be revealed sometime in 2024. Currently, nothing is known about this new game, aside from its 2024 reveal plans.

When discussing the idea of a new NieR title, Yosuke Saito confirmed that he would work as producer for the series so long as Yoko Taro is alive. That said, the duo are unlikely to work on a new NieR game anytime soon. The duo need release of their unannounced new project first.

NieR: Automata was a huge success, with the game selling more than 7.5 million copies. Yoko Taro does not believe that Automata’s success can be replicated, stating that repeating the game’s success is “completely impossible”. Saito has stated that the games success comes down to its “well-balanced team”, which included composer Keiichi Okabe , game designer Takahisa Taura , and character designer Akihiko Yoshida. This balance was achieved though the skill of its members, their common vision, and their close relationships.

NeiR Automata was not made for Western Audiences

When Neir: Automata was created, Yoko Taro designed the game to appeal to Japanese players. The game was not designed to be successful in western markets, whcih is why the game’s main character is a “gothic lolita girl wielding a Japanese sword.” Automata’s strong gameplay, musical score, story, and a multitude of other factors made the game a success across the globe. The game is now an icon, and fans of the series are eagerly waiting for a sequel.

Yoko Taro and Yosuke Saito plan to reveal their new project in 2024.

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