Being released in August 2019 as one of the great games of its year, Astral Chain, the exclusive Nintendo Switch title in which we took control of two brothers (at the choice of the gender of the same) meant not only one of the best Platinum Games titles in recent yearsIt was also Takahisa Taura’s directorial debut following his stint at NieR: Automata as lead designer.
That is why, after the huge unexpected sales success even for Nintendo and Platinum Games, which is estimated to exceed one million units sold, and Taura’s resume, it was obvious that the creative would have to be directing another project, being this something that has been confirmed in a recent interview.
Platinum Games Director Reveals Taura Is On Another Project
In an interview with the Videogames Chronicles medium, Atsushi Inaba, who is the director and co-founder of Platinum Games, has cryptically mentioned that Taura is directing another project, emphasizing that they must keep their stars occupied and that they are developing a game they cannot talk about.
It is worth mentioning that already in the past Inaba mentioned that Taura was a promising young man from the studio, which is why Platinum had a lot of ideas for him. In this way, in his day he added that the options are that either Taura was doing something that he wanted or that a third party requested the development of a game with Taura involved. This is what happened with Astral Chain and NieR: Automata respectively.
It should be noted that already in 2019, Taura commented on his wish to make an Astral Chain sequel, something that could have been complicated because now it is Nintendo who has the rights to the IP, so the development of a new delivery depends entirely on the Japanese company.
Therefore, the latter helps us to rule out a possible port to other consoles such as the project that Taura is directing. Therefore, we will have to wait to see if it is the long-awaited sequel or a commission from another company.
▪ Release date: 08/30/2019