Yesterday, we reported on the news that Platinum Games co-founder Hideki Kamiya noted that NieR: Automata, the best-selling Square Enix adventure for PlayStation 4 and PC, served as a savior to the studio, considering it's run a bit aground lately with failures like The Legend of Korra, the cancelled Scalebound and Star Fox Zero for the Wii U. It was a great note to take in, and, today, the director of the game, Yoko Taro, was quick to respond.
Taking to Twitter, the mysterious director noted, "Likewise, Thank you very much for your support. I was really helped both physically and mentally by the people at Platinum Games. I am honored that we were able to create a game together. Thank you so much."
That got a strong amount of feedback from the NieR community, especially those who found great joy in playing the action/adventure game. With that, Taro responded later in the day that he finds a lot of English replies on his Twitter feed, and said that "Kamiya-san's influence was awesome."
With that, we probably haven't seen the last of this great union. Automata continues to be a hit seller for the developer and Square Enix alike, and the two sides have noted that working together again, possibly on a sequel or a new property, wouldn't be a bad thing whatsoever.
The game has managed to ship over 1.5 million copies worldwide since its release, and that number is likely to continue rising well into the year, based on strong word of mouth for the sequel. It's certainly outperforming what the original NieR did, but also has fans attempting to track down a copy of that game to see what they missed. Square Enix has said it performed "significantly above" its expectations, so that indicates that a sequel could be in its future, even though nothing's been confirmed just yet.
We loved the game, and chances are you will too if you give it a shot – its exquisite combat, beautiful presentation and quirky DLC will definitely hit the spot if you seek something different.
NieR: Automata is available now for PlayStation 4 and PC. Be sure to check it out!