Nier director Yoko Taro was stunned at the Final Fantasy 14 development team wanting to collaborate.
Well, what he actually said was “are you out of your mind?” according to Naoki Yoshida, game director of Final Fantasy 14. As the new Endwalker expansion is around the corner for the long-running MMO, the PlayStation Blog reunited Yoshida and Taro with producer Yosuke Saito for a recap of the Nier Automata collaboration with Final Fantasy 14.
“When I first received word about potentially working together, I wondered ‘Is FFXIV okay…?’” Nier director Taro reflected. “I wasn’t intimately familiar with FFXIV at the time, so, I was also a bit worried if that team would be okay with mixing in something so foreign into their game world.”