NieR: Automata was one of the game of the year contenders in 2017. Although released for the PC and other consoles, the Nintendo Switch did not manage to get any of its fun.
However, NieR: Automata director Yoko Taro, producer Yosuke Saito, and designer Takahisa Taura thought it may be a good idea to put it on the Switch. At Square Enix’s E3 live stream, the trio briefly talked about a possibility of a Switch port.
Yoko Taro: Well, um, when are we getting the Switch version, Saito-san?
Yosuke Saito: Well it’s not all on me to decide because PlatinumGames do take painstaking time to develop for each console.
Takahisa Taura: Well, I don’t think it’s a good idea to ask me about something as big as this.
Yoko Taro: I want a Switch version, Taura-san! give it to me!
Takahisa Taura: Well, I’d like to have one too if it’s about what we want.
Yosuke Saito: Well, Taura-kun’s Twitter account is shown on the screen here and if everyone asks him for it, then there may be a possibility that it would become a reality. But even if it does, it might be about two years from now again. See we keep our jobs alive by releasing a little by little.
Takahisa Taura: Yes, we try to stretch it out as much as possible…please contact Saito-san about Switch and not me.
Although this in no way suggests that the team is working on a Switch port of NieR: Automata, but it’s always good to have a little hope.