NieR: Automata Creators Say There's One "Unpleasant" Secret No One Has Discovered


There's one undiscovered secret that no one has found in NieR: Automata. At least that's what Famitsu, Japan's most widely read and respected video game magazine, is reporting.

The magazine checked in with director Yoko Taro, producer Yosuke Saito, designer Takahisa Taura and art director Akihiko Yoshida for what counts as a post-mortem in those parts of the world. Though post-mortem might not be the right word as sales remain relatively strong for the 2017 action game and its player counts remain respectable.

Famitsu wanted to know how things were in celebration of the game's one year anniversary. The team said would have been fine with one million in global sales, but were completely taken aback when they sold double that by the end of 2017. They felt that fans of the original NieR really pulled through and helped generate interest for newcomers. 

But what really fascinates players and transforms them into NieR fans is the game's intricate setting, complex mysteries and densely layered narrative. Racking up multiple playthroughs to unlock deeper secrets is part of the appeal of NieR, and the team fed into that appeal even more when they said one more secret has yet to be discovered.

"It will definitely be unpleasant," writes Gematsu of the secret. So the developers will not officially announce what it or explain what it is because "problems may occur." How enigmatic! While fans feverishly try to discover that secret, the rest of us fake NieR fans will wait, as Yoko Taro confirmed the team is working on a new game and will want to announce it on or before 2020, the 10th anniversary of Nier.