It looks like Team Ninja is ready to take on something new.
Team Ninja‘s next project may not be a new entry of any of its more familiar series. The studio is getting ready to ship Nioh 2 Complete Edition on PC and PS5, as well as a remaster of the original game on Sony’s console.
Once those are out, however, this may be the last we see of Nioh.
Speaking to The Gamer, Team Ninja’s Fumihiko Yasuda said that the studio is not currently working on Nioh 3.
“Team Ninja would like to focus on working on new titles, so there really isn’t a plan for Nioh 3 at this point,” said Yasuda.
“But after creating some new projects and gaining some new experience and skills from those new potential projects, I would like to go back to the series at some point, utilise all the experience and new skills that we gain from some new projects, and create an even greater game to surpass Nioh and Nioh 2 and to create something even better.”
Yasuda also shot down the idea that perhaps Team Ninja will be going back to Ninja Gaiden.
“Nothing to announce or note specifically this time, but if the Ninja Gaiden series hadn’t existed, then there wouldn’t have been a Nioh series,” the Nioh franchise director said.
“That’s a really important series to Team Ninja. While we don’t have anything specific to announce at this time, I would like to say just look forward to some potential news for some kind of announcement in the near future,” he added, likely referring to an upcoming Ninja Gaiden remastered collection leaked last year.
So what’s next for Team Ninja, then? Yasuda could only reveal that the studio is working on a number of projects. Indeed, Team Ninja recently teased that 2021 will be full of announcements from the studio.
That said, Yasuda hinted in our interview that the developer may take on the challenge of creating an open world game, in part because of the fast SSD in every PS5.