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Video: Yoko Taro and Platinum Games' postmortem of Nier: Automata

At GDC 2018, Nier: Automata director Yoko Taro and Platinum Games' Takahisa Taura took to the stage to talk a bit about how (and why) they worked together to design the game.

Platinum Games made a bit of a splash last year with its action RPG Nier: Automata, directed by Nier and Drakengard director Yoko Taro.

At GDC 2018, he and Platinum Games' Takahisa Taura took to the stage to talk a bit about how (and why) they worked together to design the game. It was an intriguing talk, one which featured equal parts Platinum game design insight ("aim for action that instantly feels fun right when you start") and weird Yoko Taro schtick ("is alcohol necessary to write a scenario?")

It was an interesting presentation, so if you missed seeing it in person (which might have happened even if you were at GDC, since it was a packed talk), don't miss your chance to now watch the talk completely free via the official GDC YouTube channel!

About the GDC Vault

In addition to this presentation, the GDC Vault and its accompanying YouTube channel offers numerous other free videos, audio recordings, and slides from many of the recent Game Developers Conference events, and the service offers even more members-only content for GDC Vault subscribers.

Those who purchased All Access passes to recent events like GDC or VRDC already have full access to GDC Vault, and interested parties can apply for the individual subscription via a GDC Vault subscription page. Group subscriptions are also available: game-related schools and development studios who sign up for GDC Vault Studio Subscriptions can receive access for their entire office or company by contacting staff via the GDC Vault group subscription page. Finally, current subscribers with access issues can contact GDC Vault technical support.

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