Not Enough Manpower And Budget To Make 'NieR: Automata' Meaningful DLCs, Says Director

By Mia P. , Updated Mar 15, 2017 11:42 PM EDT

VG247The "NieR Automata" director Yoko Taro revealed that the team currently lacks enough manpower and budget to make extensively meaningful new content. Apparently, Taro-san hopes that fans would not expect much from the game's DLCs. In the meantime, the Steam version of the game is slated to launch on March 17.

No Witcher 3-like DLCs for "NieR Automata"

On the official "NieR Automata" Facebook page, it was revealed that Taro-san was included in the game's panel at the PAX East 2017. The game director also confirmed that Square Enix's Yosuke Saito showed interest in making new content for the game. However, the lack of people and funding impede the "NieR Automata" developers from making story DLCs similar to "The Witcher 3".

While Taro-san has already debunked rumors of extensive DLCs for "NieR Automata," the director affirmed that he will make anything as long as there is funding, VG247 reported. Furthermore, the director expressed interest working on "NieR" and "Drakengard" collaborations and spin-offs in other media if there is enough funds. On this note, the "NieR Automata" director encourages fans to reach out to Square Enix so that he can make these requests and ultimately provide new content for the gamers. It should be noted that while the game sold almost 200,000 copies in its first week of release in Japan, the team needs to sell more units to provide more funds to create the DLCs. Note that "Final Fantasy 15" sold 700,000 copies in its first week.

"NieR Automata" Is Shape-Shifting Game

Meanwhile, newbies to "NieR Automata" should note that the game has three different video game styles. The game kicks off with a top-down, "Space Invaders"-style shooter. Shortly after, without warning, the game switches to side-scrolling action. Finally, the gamers get to pilot a flying mech and battle swarms of oblong robots.

"NieR Automata" gamers noted that the game is an action, open-world and role-playing hybrid game in one. Furthermore, the game's shapeshifting is not limited to its design as the post-apocalyptic story alternates between melancholy, melodrama and meta-humor, The Verge reported. Note that the game is the sequel to the cult-hit RPG from 2010. Watch "NieR Automata" gameplay below:


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