Thanks to the launch of NieR: Automata, the Square Enix franchise gained recognition that it had not achieved with its previous installments. It used to be a niche game, but apparently thanks to the explosion in popularity, it’s normal to think that NieR will become one of Square Enix’s most important series and preparations for a new main iteration appear to have already begun.
We say this because series managers confirmed in a recent broadcast that the team within Square Enix responsible for the franchise is recruiting, and shortly after the event the company’s vacancy page was updated.
The interesting thing is that there are vacancies for the positions of set designer, art director and production assistant that explicitly refer to the NieR series.
RESPONSIBLE FOR NIER ALREADY WORKING ON 2 NEW GAMES
As you can see, one of the positions is production assistant, so the interested party will work directly with Yosuke Saito, a long-time producer of NieR, this also means that he will have close to the director of the franchise Yoko Taro and will learn from him.
We remind you that Saito and Taro confirmed last year that they work on 2 projects together. It has just been confirmed that one of them will be indie, with very rare themes and will be distributed digitally.
— yokotaro (@yokotaro) April 20, 2021
We can deduce that the other one they mentioned is the one related to NieR, so according to the announcement at the end of last year, it would be a new game that they both agreed to develop and have wanted to make for a long time. There are not many details, but it would take more time in development than the indie project.
YOKO TARO’S NEW GAME – IS IT EVEN NIER / DRAKENGARD RELATED?
While it was unspecified on stream, it’s unlikely this new project with Yoko Taro will be NieR / Drag-on Dragoon (Drakengard) related. With that said, Square Enix is definitely working on more NieR.
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