Original Nier Director Says Platinum Is "Doing A Great Job"
Last week, we wondered if developer Platinum Games was really a good fit for the Nier sequel.
Well, some people aren't worried. This includes the original game's director Taro Yoko, who is collaborating with Platinum and Square Enix on the new project.
As cited by DualShockers, Platinum boss Hideki Kamiya and Yoko traded some Tweets; Kamiya first said:
"We’ll do our best to meet Yoko-san’s expectations."
After which, Yoko replied:
"Platinum is doing such a great job, that I feel like I’m not necessary. ...although in this industry we not longer use the term 'subcontractor' very often, it’s true that there are a lot of companies working with this philosophy of 'we just need to do what we’ve been told.' But Platinum is honestly a great company. It’s like when you order a regular set at Ten-ichi [a restaurant] and they give you free fried chicken and rice, as well as an extra cup of Kotteri [Ramen soup]."
Well, that's good to hear. There's no doubt that Platinum is indeed a great developer, which we never once doubted. The only question is whether or not they can retain the role-playing core of the original. But if you could've picked any developer in the world to do this sequel, what studio would you have selected?
10/19/2015 12:03:38 PM Ben Dutka