PCGamesN reports that in a Christmas video to fans, Nier and Drakengard creator Yoko Taro declared the Nier series finished, pending being given a lot of money to continue it.
Appearing with him is producer Yosuke Saito, who plays off Taro’s comments as if it was a bit of some kind. In response to Saito’s question on what Taro wants to do with the series in the future, Taro responds: “Nothing!” He takes this opportunity to say that the Nier series is finished. Saito is having none of it, though, and points out it might be a lie. Then Taro said he’d reconsider if he were to be given a big pile of money.
This isn’t the first time that Yoko Taro and other members of his team have communicated with fans using humor and self-depreciation. In fact, that’s their whole thing. So it remains unclear on if this really is the end of Nier or not, but it seems the team isn’t working on anything Nier related. Unless it is.