Drakengard director wants next game on PlayStation 4
posted on 01.04.14 at 12:56 AM EST by (@salromano)
But he doesn't have the money, director says on Twitter.

Drakengard 3

Drakengard 3 director Yoko Taro, who also directed the original Drakengard and Nier, wants to make the next Drakengard on PlayStation 4, he said on Twitter.

“Thank you for your message,” Taro said in response to a fan asking for the next DrakengardDrakengard 4—on PlayStation 4. “I hope to make the game for PS4 but I can’t have enough money for development.”

Drakengard 3 launched for PlayStation 3 on December 19 in Japan to 114,000 sales. The game is coming to North America and Europe sometime this year. Perhaps if it does well, we can expect another entry in the cult RPG series.

  • Xaltmas

    I wonder if he means he doesn’t have the money because Square Enix won’t fund his stuff anymore.

    I get the feeling Drakengard 3 only existed because Wada was such a fan of Nier. SE’s new CEO on the other hand might not want anything to do with him.

    Unless Drakengard 4 is a F2P card-based game for iOS with micro-transactions.

    • gulabjamal

      This comment seriously made my year. Haha thank you for that

    • Invisbin

      Actually, the new CEO is for console developed games…..so I doubt it.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Well he said that and we thought that… but recently that has changed I guess or maybe it was never true.

        • Invisbin

          The guy didn’t even take over yet. (I don’t think). And if he did, it hasn’t even been half a year before he’s made an executive decision to dismiss or reconstruct anything.

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            He has. I can’t remember when he has though. It was sometime last year. Time doesn’t really matter I guess. *shrug*

            • Invisbin

              Must’ve been over the summer then.

              • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                Probably. The whole thing about Wada stepping down was the beginning of this year. So…

    • Wolf Star

      They blew the money on FF13 trilogy lool.
      Idk what’s going to happen but I never played Drakengard game before and I’m thinking of getting the 3rd game since it’s a new story. Also Drakengard 4 would be nice too and I have Ps4 already :)

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        The 3rd game does relate to the others I thought? I haven’t been that up to date on the news for that one reason. But yes they kind of did. They’ve said before that that engine they made for FFXIII was incredibly expensive and cost-y.

        • Wolf Star

          Yeah like I said, I never played any Drakengard games before and I heard from few people that the 3rd game is going to have new story and I think returning characters?? I don’t know.. I need someone to answer for me on that one.. Also ohh no wonder.. Have you seen 13-3 sales in Japan?? It’s worse. Idk how they are going to get the money back. I don’t think US sales and Uk would help either. (Since almost everyone hates 13 series) I’m still waiting on FF15.. Hmm

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            Xaltmas get your ass in here and help me and Wolf understand Drakengard 3. xD Yah I have seen it not selling well… I agree too that the US/UK will not help much either. FFXV better be good considering how long it has taken and since it will be using the new Luminous Engine.

            • Wolf Star

              Lool help me and Aura with understanding this xD yeah 13 has been here for to long and people are getting tiered of it. Yeah FFXV should be good and I hope to god they won’t make characters more boring and worst plot story. but since Tetsuya Nomura will be directing the game and everything. We will see a badass game :D heck E3 2013 proved me that “It will be a badass game”

              • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                Hope so.

                • Wolf Star

                  Yeah well he is the creator of kingdom hearts.. so I’m not worrying about it. The only thing ok worried is.. will it happen?? or wait for another 8 years. (Yes it’s 2014 already soo it’s 8 now) :(

                  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                    It should be out by the end of this year or sometime next year.

                    • Wolf Star

                      I would say 2014 because I have planned out :D
                      Ok here’s the plan.
                      FF13-3 (February 11,2014)
                      FF14(PS4) (April 2014)
                      FF15 – TBA 2014
                      There’s no other game that we know of coming in 2014 besides 13 and 14.

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      FFX/X-2 HD. But that is like spring…?

          • bloodiOS

            I’m pretty sure the 3rd game was confirmed to be the prequel for the first game.

            • Wolf Star

              Thanks.. I was confused. :)

            • Lelouch Vi Britannia

              Correct Drakengard 3 is set far into the Distant Past. Thank god its not distant future instead.

      • bloodiOS

        I doubt FFXIII-2 and LR could really blow anything when both are simply reusing a bunch of assets from the original game. And really, those two games are probably only there to stall more time for FFXV to complete. The only things that have truly been draining SE’s money is FFXIV and FFXV. I’d say it’s entirely obvious that the efforts went into the revision of FFXIV and the making of FFXIV:ARR is much more significant in comparison to that of FFXIII’s sequels. As for FFXV… well, how many years had that game been in development? I hope to God that by the time the game is released, it’s going to be good enough to make up for all the money poured into its development all these years.

        • Willgaea

          I hope I can transmigrate my levels in FF15. Otherwise I think the game is only going to last 60+ hours. I know the game is going to be awesome just by looking at the trailers, but I just want the game to last long considering we have been waiting since ps3. Versus was part of the reason why I got a ps3 to begin with.

          • bloodiOS

            Same here. As a matter of fact, I remember getting a PS2 because of FFX, PSP because of Crisis Core, and a DS because of 358/2 Days. It’s almost amazing how Square games are almost entirely what enticed me into getting a game system. So, really, the day FFXV comes out is the day I buy a PS4.

            • Willgaea

              Haha they got us by the line.

    • Rayhan PromisedGallery

      well…

  • Warboss Aohd

    maybe this time it can be a sequel. (why are there so many prequels nowadays?) (i’m not insulting Drakengard 3, Drakengard 3 looks badass.)

  • Elvick

    Yes please.

  • Pyrofrost

    I hope Drakengard 3 performs well.

    Not exactly expecting stellar gameplay, but I am expecting the story to be exceptional.

    • Bobby Jennings

      You have two accounts don’t you? xD

      • Pyrofrost

        Huh? What do you mean?
        If you’re talking about the change to my username, I just reverted back to my original name which I was using prior to about six months ago. This is the same account I’ve always had though.

        • Bobby Jennings

          Ohhh I didn’t know you could change your name. My bad lol

          • Pyrofrost

            Oh, it’s no problem man. The best way to get information is to ask, right? :3

            • Bobby Jennings

              Indeed. :)

  • MitsukiIX

    too bad the ending D troll slightly ruined the game for me -_-
    if you play the game you know what i am talking about.

    • Rayhan PromisedGallery

      what, it’s better than ending E of original DoD1…. most people just suddenly respect that ending because he retconned that to be NieR

  • bloodiOS

    Well, how about have the fans throw out a petition for Drakengard 4 for PS4? I honestly don’t think they’ll need to invest that much into a Drakengard project. I bet even if it was powered by the PhyreEngine 3.5, it will still look and run good on the PS4.

  • Willgaea

    It sounds like he wants a bone thrown to him. He should just go to kickstarter, He will get more than enough to fund his dreams.

    • bloodiOS

      Isn’t the IP Drakengard/Drag-on Dragoon owned by Square Enix?

      • Willgaea

        Making kickstarter impossible… hm scratch that. I’m out of Ideas.

        • bloodiOS

          We’re at Square’s mercy so I’d say a petition and being supportive of Drakengard 3 in the West is the best bet of us ever getting a Drakengard 4.

          • Willgaea

            SE might let him make another if the price is right. I’m pulling a piece of his tweet out from the post.

            “I hope to make the game for PS4 but I can’t have enough money for development.”

            How much do you think he asked for? Maybe SE thinks he’s asking for to much?

            • bloodiOS

              With Drakengard 3 just came out, I doubt Square Enix would even want to discuss its sequel, much less talking about how much to invest (it’s not like the game sold millions of copies.) The guy is a freelancer and was probably dismissed as soon as the game came out, hence no “money for development”.

              • Willgaea

                That keyword “enough” is poking my back, telling me he wants more than they want to give him. It could just be bad wording though. Thanks for the chat Blood. Hold the fort down. See you around.

                • bloodiOS

                  Well, this is just me but, whenever I don’t have money to buy something and someone asks me about it, I’ll just reply that I don’t have enough money. Something about plainly saying I don’t have money kinda ticks me off as I say it, I guess. Anyway, see ya ;)

  • http://fr.twitch.tv/Nhatalya Aleksandrina

    “I hope to make the game for PS4 but I can’t have enough money for development.”

    Seems like the budget is THE problem. I think we can already see that with Drakengard 3 graphics wise. Normally, I don’t really care -that- much of graphics, but I’ve to say that they’re pretty bad for this game. It’s like I’m seeing PS2 HD graphics. Shame really.

  • badmoogle

    Yeah because they obviously maxed out the power of the PS3 with Drakengard 3 and now they need even more powah…:p

    Btw i’m not a hater i still look forward for Drakengard 3.

    • Anime10121

      May not be a power thing so much as it is the ease of development…

    • Fango

      Lol I was thinking the same. Lots of developers want to make games on ps4 yet their games on ps3 look underwhelmimg.

      • bloodiOS

        Because they want to spend more time actually developing their games instead of struggling to cope with a freaking nightmare that is the Cell.

    • bloodiOS

      Does it matter whether or not did they max it out? Even if they were to work on the game now, it would still take at least a year to come out. By then, the PS3 would already be phasing out, and since they don’t have a huge fanbase within the PS3 community, what’s the point of making another game for it at this stage? Also, it’s not like they’re some huge first-party developers with proper tools and engine built for the sake of fully exploiting the PS3’s overly complicated system. Jumping on the PS4, a system that is much more powerful and easier to develop for, as soon as the opportunity arises is only a logical approach. With the PS4, they will less likely end up juggling with limitations and loosing too much time with optimization so the result will definitely be much better.

  • talesoffan

    I’ll do my part and buy Drakengard 3 day one!

  • Budgiecat

    How is it going to do well with such a limited release window and availability as well as crap marketing.

  • PrinceHeir

    please Square Enix make another deal with the guy!!

    you have the funds, so do it now!!!

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Let’s hope something changes. The best thing we can do is support Drakengard 3 as much as possible when it comes out here in the west.

    • bloodiOS

      I even pre-ordered the game through Square Enix… I hope that count for something.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Same here. I think it does count. Let’s hope it sells pretty good in the end.

        • Lelouch Vi Britannia

          It will have another sequel for PS4. So long as gamers like me buy the
          Title day 1. Im stoked for this game.

  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    DRAKENGARD…………..4

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    Here’s how the timeline for the Drakengard series goes
    Drakengard 3
    Drakengard
    Drakengard 2

    As i said before Drakengard 3 is set in the distant past. So Drakengard 3 could be set as far back as 1 million years ago. They never did specificy so we dont know

    • Rayhan PromisedGallery

      Drakengard 3 Ending A
      about 100 years later Drakengard Ending A
      18 years later Drakengard 2 Ending C

      about 900 years later Drakengard Ending E followed by grimoire Nier
      about 1300 yeaRS LATER, NieR happens

  • artemisthemp

    Square Enix most likely gonna approve a Drakengard 4 for PS4, if Drakengard 3 sells well

  • Pukar Rana

    Doesn’t matter which console it is, just hope they make a new
    Drakengard game.

  • natalieyan

    so the next game on PS4 might have PS3-level graphics? one step further congratulations!

  • Invisbin

    Have you? In his report he stated that he will continue the mobile game practices that they’ve been doing, while also expanding on their flag ship titles and AAA console games.

  • Xaltmas

    Flagship titles as in Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts and Eidos properties.

    Insiders claim he has canned a fuckton of console projects.

  • Invisbin

    If that’s how you want to take it.

  • Invisbin

    If you want to believe it without seeing it.

  • Xaltmas

    What reason do I have to believe anything else?

  • Invisbin

    The fact that there’s no proof otherwise? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard “insiders” say things.

  • Pyrofrost

    I’m thinking due to the fact that SE has been a running joke in the industry this entire gen, it’s easy for anything to be said.

    It will be about another year to two years before we see the true direction of SE with the new CEO at the helm.

  • Budgiecat

    Its happening…