Following Square Enix’s announcement that NEO: The World Ends With You “underperformed” its expectations, some fans may be wondering where the TWEWY franchise may go next. Well, it looks like its future might be up in the air for awhile.
Speaking to PC Invasion, the game’s Producer Tomohiko Hirano and Series Director Tatsuya Kando both commented that there were no “current plans” for the next installment of the RPG series. To cap it off, Hirano encouraged fans to continue their support so that Square Enix would one day consider another sequel:
Hirano: To be candid, we don’t have any current plans for the next installment. However, there are still many areas in the city of Shibuya that we haven’t been able to recreate in either title, so a part of me wants to realize that in some shape or form. Please continue to share your passion and love for the game — perhaps then our company will have us make a sequel.
Kando: I feel like I’ve done what I can for the time being — NEO turned out to be a game that I packed with fourteen years’ worth of thought and emotion, so I feel like I’ve given it my all. I’ll continue to take a look at fan feedback to see how they perceived the game, and from there see what the best path forward might be.
What do you think? Would you love to see another game in the TWEWY universe? Feel free to share below!