Nier: Automata Creator Might Do Final Fantasy!?

Nier: Automata Creator Might Do Final Fantasy!?

The creator of the smash hit Nier: Automata  action-RPG, Yoko Taro, might be the next person to helm the next Final Fantasy  installment.

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This tidbit of info surfaced from an interview WOW Japan  conducted with Nier: Automata‘s  Producer Yosuke Saito and Director Yoko Taro at the 2017 GameStart event.

In the interview, they were asked in regards to how most of the characters featured in their games were outcasts. Yoko Taro then answers that though he “do[es] not understand outcasts”  himself. He stars the archetype because of just how “Everybody is a little bit strange,”  and is inspired with “the uniqueness and strangeness of all these individuals.”

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He sources stem from “the opinions of friends who belong to these minority groups, and [to] get some inspiration from the struggle that they face.”  To which Producer Saito replies: “I’m actually rather interested to see if Yoko-san be interested in working on a Final Fantasy title, featuring the similar strangeness.”

The Director seemed quite open about the idea and says: “I’m hoping for a big budget if I do work on it.”  Though not a concrete answer, it does stir excitement and imagination as to what kind of Final Fantasy  experience we’ll get with him behind its development.

In another interview, also from GameStart 2017, the director and producer duo revealed how gung-ho they are for another Nier  game. Also, 2B can be yours, in plushy format!

NieR: Automata  is currently available on PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam.


Apart from making leaps in sales, NieR: Automata  is doing exceedingly well, grabbing an Award for Excellence” at the Japan Game Awards during TGS 2017 and being nominated for more at the 2017 Golden Joystick Awards.

You can check out our review on NieR: Automata to see what you’re missing out on.


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2 comments on “Nier: Automata Creator Might Do Final Fantasy!?”

  1. Avatar Fallenangel700 says:

    A Yoko Toro Final Fantasy? That would be… interesting to say the least.

  2. Avatar Shadeon says:

    Whatever it takes to break the cycle of mediocrity that has become Final Fantasy.


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