Yesterday, Yosuke Saito, producer of NieR: Automata, stated in the Sunday Express site that, for the moment, the game of Platinum Games and Square Enix will not come to the Xbox One, due to the performance of the console in the Japanese market.
Yosuke Saito was quite clear in explaining why NieR: Automata will not get to the Microsoft console: “There are currently no plans to release on this platform. The main reason for this is that the Japanese market for Xbox One is not strong, so the decision was made to focus on PlayStation 4 rather than to split our efforts across two platforms.”
“The biggest benefit to developing on one platform is that we did not have to split our time, allowing us to focus more on the quality. It is not about whether one platform is better than the other, it’s that from a development point of view were can devote more time to one platform.”
No doubt, it is a strong statement for fans of Xbox One. Although there is nothing definitive, the position taken so far by those responsible for NieR: Automata, is clear.
It will be interesting to be aware of the trip that Phil Spencer will make to Japan this week, to see if it addresses something related to this situation, mainly because the purpose of this trip is to seek support from Japanese distributors for Xbox One.
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