In a recent interview at TheGamer, Team Ninja director Fumihiko Yasuda shared some info including what the company is currently up to. Team Ninja is currently working on “a lot of new titles” coming up in the near future. We will see those later down the line after Nioh 2 – Complete Edition releases. Additionally, Yasuda would like to work on an open world game for Xbox Series X|S and PS5. Here are the relevant tidbits from that interview:
How has Team Ninja found working on the new Xbox Series and PS5 consoles and do you think these machines will change the kinds of games Team Ninja develop?
[FY] We’re releasing Nioh 2 Complete Edition on PS5, so we’ve had time to work with the newest hardware, and after getting a chance to develop a title for the newest hardware we’re seeing the improvements with the SSD and just how much faster the load times are on the newest hardware. I would like to try and take on an open-world style game in the future. So that’s definitely something that I think this new hardware will give us the ability to try out.
Okay, I’m just gonna finish off by asking if there’s anything you think that I should know or that our readers should know.
[FY] I wanted to note that the Nioh series is where it is right now thanks to all the fans and everybody that’s played it up into this point. Thanks for all of that support. The complete edition of Nioh 2 will be released very shortly on February 5, coming up very soon. I hope that both the existing fans of the Nioh series try the game, try the complete edition of Nioh 2, and also people that have never experienced this series as well, hopefully, they come in and give the game a try. Team Ninja is working on a lot of new titles that are coming up, and I hope that everybody can look forward to those, and keep an eye out for all the future news, and try those games out in the future.
Lastly, the full interview is available here. Stay tuned at Final Weapon for the latest Japanese gaming news and updates!