During a Square Enix demonstration at E3 2018, director Yoko Taro jokingly requested a Switch port of Nier: Automata from developer Yosuke Saito.
Yoko Taro appeared alongside creator Yosuke Saito and artist Takahisa Taura for a short message during Square Enix’s E3 live stream. During E3, they revealed an Xbox One port of the famous title, which has sold an incredible three million copies in just over a year and a half.
Yoko Taro, however, turned to Yosuke Saito at one point and wondered if they should port the game to the Nintendo Switch, no doubt aware that it would throw the Internet into a speculative flurry. We didn’t see it ourselves, but thanks to Nintendo All, we now have a transcription.
“When are we having the Switch version Saito-san?” Taro asked his producer. “I don’t think it’s a good idea to ask me about something as big as this,” Saito explained, and Taura replied, “I don’t think it’s a good idea to ask me about something as big as this.”
At this moment, Taura’s Twitter account appeared on the computer, and Saito encouraged people to tweet at him, stating that “we keep our jobs alive by releasing a little at a time,” and that “maybe in two years it’ll be a fact.”
Obviously, this is all a bit of a joke, but we’re curious if there’s any merit to it – it seems that Yoko Taro and the rest of the Nier: Automata team plan to bring the game to Switch, but whether it will or can happen remains to be seen.