Yesterday, PlatinumGames Co-Founder Hideki Kamiya took to Twitter to express his gratitude to NieR: Automata Director Yoko Taro, explaining that it’s not an exaggeration to say that the quirky-but-adorable developer saved the company with the positive sentiment brought by the game.
Today, Yoko Taro himself responded via Twitter as well.
— yokotaro (@yokotaro) August 13, 2017
“Likewise, Thank you very much for your support. I was really helped both physically and mentally by the people at PlatinumGames. I am honored that we were able to create a game together. Thank you so much.”
Funnily, in a follow-up Tweet, Taro-san also mentioned that he finds a lot of English replies when he wakes up each morning, but today they were especially numerous, concluding with “Kamiya-san’s influence is awesome.”
Looks like the development and success of NieR: Autumata left a lot of mutual respect between Yoko Taro and the development team at PlatinumGames, and we can only hope to see them work together again soon, maybe in a sequel of the game, or a new title entirely.
NieR: Automata was very successful for a title belonging to a niche franchise, appearing among the reasons behind the Square Enix’s latest solid quarterly results. The game shipped over 1.5 million units worldwide by the end of May, performing “significantly above” its publisher’s expectations.
NieR: Automata is currently available for PS4 and PC, and if you’re not familiar with the game, or with the reason why it’s so widely appreciated among gamers, you can read our review.