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.
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