Nier: Automata's Director: 'I Might Be Broken In Some Way'

In March 2017, Yoko and Platinum Games released Nier: Automata. It came out at perhaps the worst possible time, right next to the spectacular PS4 game Horizon: Zero Dawn and the all-time classic The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild—“Being sandwiched between Zelda and Horizon was just way too much for me to handle,” Yoko said—but it was a success nonetheless, drawing critical acclaim and selling far better than anyone had expected.

Wasabi2252d ago

Great article, thanks for sharing.

SuperSonic912252d ago (Edited 2252d ago )

Every niche Japanese game I wanted to succeed on PS4 last year sold very well.
And that is super "Greatness Awaits".
PS4 has been a catapult for non-Nintendo Japanese games to sell millions of copies with great high quality.
Nioh , NieR Automata, Persona 5, Tales of Berseria, Gravity Rush 2, Drahon's Quest Heroes 2, Yakuza 0, etc.
Now the balance of Western and Japanese games has been restored.

Wasabi2252d ago


I Agree, NieR Automata is one of my favourite games of all time along with Bloodborne, and Persona 5 is simply incredible, the artistic design of that game is off the chart.

PhoenixUp2252d ago

Yoko Taro must feel relieved to finally have a commercial and critical success on his resume

TheOttomatic912252d ago

Perhaps he is but then again maybe that’s why is games are so unique and fun to play.

bolimekurac2252d ago (Edited 2252d ago )

awesome game, coming to xbox as well soon

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BlaqMagiq12252d ago

It's sad when you gotta lie like this.

bolimekurac2252d ago (Edited 2252d ago )

the person who leaked hellblade to xbox also leaked nier is coming , i already played it on my ps4 so i couldnt give a rats ass

bolimekurac2252d ago

the same person who leaked hellblade is coming to xbox also said neir recently, not trying to stir things up

BlaqMagiq12252d ago

Proof of this leak for Nier or you're lying out your ass.

zekk2252d ago

I one doubt platinum game would support xb at the moment. With xb pulling support from scale bound which nearly bankrupt platinum

bolimekurac2252d ago (Edited 2252d ago )

no mans sky coming to xbox one, nier is next , there is no proof, for nier other then the guy who said hellblade is coming and it is, he said no mans sky is coming and thats in the news today and he said nier is coming and we should hear about it soon, so hes right for 2 of them so far and said nier will be making its way as well.

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bigmalky2252d ago

It will always be my GOTY 2017. Nothing touched it in comparison to story, gameplay and soundtrack for me.

The first Nier was exceptional too. Had a second playthrough a couple of months ago.

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just_looken2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

Ha man what is this the 8th time they are working on this issue?

SO the game is using division one maps/assets with some divison 2 thrown in with that we can say they never really made the maps so what have they been doing for there 6 to perhaps 8 years of dev time? must be alot of hookers/blow/parties.


Notellin2d ago

It's astounding how much money they blow and this is the results. Gaming development is out of control.

just_looken1d 20h ago

Right even when ubisoft cancelled division heartland as a beta player that game was a far better state then they push with this trash of a game that is still in a beta state after 3 years of delay's.

we are so starved of any decent fps/3rd person shooters out there it seems we will take anything even though some ps2 fps games were more fun then this game in my old opinion.

FPS_D3TH2d ago

Skeptical because it was an issue with ALL the betas and still hasn’t been fixed

just_looken1d 20h ago

Its like they are using division one servers but they caught fire then were put together with barry/carols help from the janitors wing or some shit. Three years they still can not make it so the gun goes boom the guy gets hit then damage is applied.


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