It’s safe to say that Platinum Games is happy with the success of Nier Automata which only launched on PC and PlayStation 4. Not only has it helped the Platinum fanbase grow, it probably helped save the company following the cancellation of Scalebound which took their time only for them to currently stop working on it. According to a tweet from games designer and the co-founder of Platinum Games Hideki Kamiya, Nier Automata and its writer and director, Yoko Taro, may well have saved Platinum.
Kamiya tweeted over the weekend that Yoko Taro’s latest work has been nothing but great news for the Japanese games company.
— 神谷英樹 Hideki Kamiya (@PG_kamiya) August 13, 2017
The translation of the tweet helped by a Neogaf user, BRSxIgnition:
Nier’s success has to this point given Platinum a new fanbase, a growing staff, a brilliant success story, an increase in qualified job applicants, and a great benefit. Normally, I can’t help but do everything by myself… it’s a pitiful story, but to say that Yoko-san saved Platinum would not be an exaggeration. I cannot thank him enough’.
Nier Automata was developed by Platinum Games and published by Square Enix. Released to critical and commercial acclaim, it’s had visible positive impacts on the developer, which has seen an increase in applications for positions within the company, it also helped boost Square Enix’s Financials.