Nier Sequel on the Horizon – But Don’t Get Your Hopes Up Just Yet
For fans of the Nier franchise, the possibility of a sequel is both exciting and intimidating. It’s been nearly five years since the release of Nier Automata, and although the game was a critical success, there’s still no indication of a follow-up. Recently, there have been some substantial hints that a sequel could be on the way, but it’s important to keep expectations in check.
The main source of speculation comes from a Tweet made by Game Director Yoko Taro earlier this year. The Tweet reads: “I want to make [Nier] 3. But for what platform and with what staff?” Immediately, this set off a flurry of rumors and speculation across the internet. Could this be the official announcement that a Nier sequel is in development?
Admittedly, the Tweet has left a lot of questions unanswered. More importantly, it hasn’t actually confirmed that development on a third installment has already commenced. It’s important to remember that Yoko Taro has a tendency to joke around on social media, so this Tweet could just be an idle musing rather than an official announcement.
Even if a sequel is in the works, it’s likely still a couple years away. Square Enix is well-known for taking their time when it comes to developing games. It took seven years before Nier Automata was released, so if a sequel is actually on the way, it won’t be happening anytime soon.
So, while there’s a chance that a Nier sequel could be on the horizon, don’t get your hopes up just yet. Until there’s an official announcement, it remains little more than speculation. Still, it provides hope that Nier fans could get a follow-up game someday.