NieR: Automata is one of this year's biggest surprises, a genuinely fun action game that also has a sheer quality to it when it comes to its visuals, as well as hours worth of gameplay that will keep you returning for more. And we might be getting more where that came from.
A recent job listing from the game's publisher, Square Enix, indicates that the team is lining up talent for what could be a sequel to Automata.
The listing first appeared over at Square Enix's Business Division recruitment page, where it noted that the team member would work with Business Division 6, which works on NieR amongst other projects. The listing also included a note from the series director, the mysterious Yoko Taro, along with the producer, Yosuke Saito. They explained that the job is for "NieR scenario staff," but stopped just short in terms of indicating what.
Now this is not any sort of confirmation, as it could very well be add-on content for the first Automata, or even a side project meant for mobile or another platform. Not to mention the fact that the Business Division 6 works on the following franchises:
Dragon Quest X (2012-present) – co-developed by Orca
Dragon Quest Monsters 2 Iru To Ruka No Hushigina Kagi (2014) – developed by Tose
Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below (2015) – developed by Omega Force
Bravely Second: End Layer (2015) – developed by Silicon Studio
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King – 3DS (2015) – developed by Tose
Hoshi No Dragon Quest (2015-present) – developed by Game Studio
Fortune Tellers Academy (2016-present) – developed by Digital Works Entertainment
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 (2016) – developed by Tose
Dragon Quest Heroes II (2016) – developed by Omega Force
Nier Automata (2017) – developed by PlatinumGames
Bravely Default: Fairy's Effect (2017) – developed by Silicon Studio
Dragon Quest XI (2017) – co-developed by Orca (PS4) and Toylogic (3DS)
Dragon Quest Rivals (2017) – co-developed by ArtePiazza
Fortune Street Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary (2017)
Project Octopath Traveler (2018) – developed by Acquire
So, really, it could be anything. But we can keep our fingers crossed for a follow-up, right?
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