NieR: Automata was originally raised only for PC
The decision to release it on PlayStation 4 was made based on requests from the publisher.
One of the less outspoken Japanese creatives is without a doubt Yoko Taro, director of NieR: Automata. Hack n 'slash was released last March on PC and PS4, resulting in one of the most revered games of the year and the subject of much fantasy from some sectors of the community. However, in an exercise of honesty, Taro has explained that the game was originally raised for PC, and had no intention of releasing it on Sony's desktop until Square Enix stepped in.
“We planned to release the game only for PC. However, following the editor's instructions, the decision was made to bring it to PlayStation 4 as well, ”says Taro in an interview with WOWJapan. “The game was created with the Platinum Games engine, which is designed for the PC. So the choice of platform had no influence on the way the game was designed. "
Ironically, one of the most notorious shortcomings of the product is that it presents some technical shortcomings in the PC version, as well as certain rough edges in the control of the program. Be that as it may, it's no secret that NieR is currently on the move, though there's not much information on whether the next will be a sequel or even a movie.