According to a famous insider on Twitter, NieR: Automata 2 is currently under development, but with a high budget.
NieR: Automata 2 is under development at Platinum Games and can count on a high budget, according to a famous insider.
“The next episode of NieR: Automata will boast a high budget,” the insider wrote on Twitter. “They have hired new people and put together a bigger team for the game.”
It is not known at the moment whether Yoko Taro will once again be involved in the production, although this seems likely. As far as the timing is concerned, we only know that the project is currently in an actual production phase.
NieR: Automata has sold over four million copies, so the creation of a new episode appears completely natural for Square Enix.