Yoko Taro & Yosuke Saito Working on Project Separate from NieR; Announcement Planned 2024

At the G-STAR 2023 event in Korea, during the “A meeting to talk incessantly about the production of NieR Automata,” NieR series creator Yoko Taro and NieR series producer Yosuke Saito teased and elucidated upcoming developments.

In particular, Saito told NieR fans that as long as Taro lives, the development of the franchise will continue. However, no specific upcoming titles were stated alongside this reassurance.

Additionally, Saito and Taro are working on a project separate from NieR that, while not yet specified, is planned to be discussed sometime next year.

You can view a translation of these developments below via our team’s Ryuji:

…” And finally, Yosuke Saito assured the audience that he would continue to develop the NieR series for as long as Yoko Taro was alive…He concluded his speech by saying that there is a separate project that he and Yoko Taro are working on together and that they would like to talk about it sometime next year.”

Thanks to 4Gamer for sharing this news.

We’ll keep you all updated on the progress of the NieR series and whatever this new project ends up being.


NieR:Automata was initially released in 2017 on PlayStation 4 and PC, with an Xbox One release in 2018. The game follows characters named 2B and 9S, who are agents of Yorha, an organization tasked with various combative and information-gathering missions. This entry became highly popularized for its storytelling and characters in a fusion of action, exploration, and shmup elements.

NieR:Automata The End of YoRHa Edition is now available for Nintendo Switch worldwide. The first iteration of the game, simply NieR:Automata, is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox, and PC, with the Xbox version containing the colosseum DLC sans extra purchases.

The Switch version has a physical release with a reversible cover, and it is not a Cloud version. It includes all existing DLC and new NieR Replicant & Re[in]carnation costumes.

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