Nier: Automata – Final Fantasy
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.”
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.
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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