In a new video released on social media, Taro and fellow producer Yosuke Saito and composer Keiichi Okabe gave an update on what fans can expect from Nier down the road. Rather than announcing a new game, though, Taro revealed that “the Nier series is now finished!” which came as a bit of a surprise. Despite this claim, however, Taro did say that he would return to the series if he got “a big ole’ pile of money.” In response, Saito jokingly said that he would start working right away in order to accrue that large sum of money for Taro.
Yoko Taro, the beloved creator of the Nier franchise and its several editions, has officially declared that the series is over. Nier was first released in 2010, and it set the ground for a sequel, Nier: Automata, which was released in 2017 and received great critical and financial acclaim. Following the success of Automata, Taro went back to the beginning and published Nier Replicant, a fresh remaster, in early 2021. Taro has indicated that he is putting Nier to rest rather than continuing with a brand-new episode.
At this point in time, it seems like Taro is simply goofing around, which means that Nier could very well come back in the future. While this message was presented as one of seriousness, Taro delivered it with a fair amount of humor to fans, which will likely lead to many assuming that Nier will come back before long. Then again, as said before, Taro has been working on this franchise since before 2010, which means that he could just want to move on and create something else entirely at this point. What that new project might be remains to be seen, but it’s surely something that we’ll follow as time moves on.