Tencent Reportedly Killed an Unannounced Nier Mobile Game

Following information that Nier cellular recreation Nier Reincarnation shuts down in April, writer Tencent has reportedly cancelled an unannounced Nier cellular recreation that was in improvement for practically two years.

As reported by Reuters, Tencent “halted improvement” of the thriller cellular recreation in December 2023, “marking a setback within the Chinese gaming large’s hunt for brand spanking new hits”.

Tencent reportedly did not work out a “compelling” monetisation mannequin given the “costly” improvement prices and franchise rights (which Square Enix owns). IGN has requested Square Enix for remark.

Blockbuster hit Nier: Automata is approaching its seventh birthday with no new mainline recreation introduced up to now. Square Enix producer Yosuke Saito mentioned in November 2023 that whereas Nier chief Yoko Taro is alive, one other entry within the Nier collection might be launched sooner or later.

Action position taking part in recreation Nier: Automata launched in 2017 and wowed critics and followers with its huge places and zany fight. It was a shock breakout hit for Square Enix and went on to promote an spectacular 7.5 million copies. There have been many crossover occasions since, plus Nier-related promotions, a remaster of the primary recreation, and even a Nier anime.

As for Tencent, current rumblings counsel all will not be effectively with the corporate’s gaming effort. Reuters reported in January 2024 that Tencent Chairman Pony Ma mentioned the corporate’s gaming enterprise, which accounts for greater than 30% of income, was beneath risk as a result of a few of its current video games had fallen wanting expectations.

Wesley is the UK News Editor for IGN. Find him on Twitter at @wyp100. You can attain Wesley at [email protected] or confidentially at [email protected].

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