NieRly.

NieR: Automata is one of the most remarkable games to come out of Japan in years, and has rightly been hailed as a classic on PS4. 

At E3 2018 it was confirmed that the title would also be coming to Xbox One, and during a live stream featuring director Yoko Taro, producer Yosuke Saito and designer Takahisa Taura, the inevitable question of a Switch port reared its head.

It was a reasonably light-hearted exchange and probably shouldn't be taken too literally, but Taro's enthusiasm for a Switch port seems genuine enough - and given the massive potential audience on that system, it would surely make commercial sense to publisher Square Enix, too.

Here's the transcript of the conversation in question:

Yoko Taro: Well, um, when are we getting the Switch version Saito-san?

Yosuke Saito: Well, it’s not all on me to decide because PlatinumGames do take painstaking time to develop for each console.

Takahisa Taura: Well, I don’t think it’s a good idea to ask me about something as big as this.

Yoko Taro: I want a Switch version, Taura-san! Give it to me!

Takahisa Taura: Well, I’d like to have one too if it’s about what we want.

Yosuke Saito: Well, Taura-kun’s Twitter account is shown on the screen here and if everyone asks him for it, then there may be a possibility that it would become a reality. But even if it does, it might be about two years from now again. See we keep our jobs alive by releasing a little by little.

Takahisa Taura: Yes, we try to stretch it out as much as possible.

Yoko Taro: And this Twitter account is for asking for new girlfriends too right?

Takahisa Taura: Well, yes, but please contact Saito-san about Switch and not me.

Do you think NieR could be ported to Switch, or might it be too ambitious a project? Let us know your thoughts with a comment.

[via nintendoeverything.com, youtube.com]