It’s with a heavy heart we report the closure of Japanese developer Cavia. Probably best known for the sometimes infuriating but often poignant and beautiful Nier, Siliconera have picked up on a recent interview with director Trao Yokoo who has confirmed the developer are no more. Staff will be absorbed into parent company AQ Interactive, a publisher who have been focusing their attention on browser-based games of late.
Nier was a complex animal to wrangle, paradoxically managing to marry wonderful storytelling and big action set-pieces with mundane grinding and a disappointingly austere presentation.
With the chances of a Nier 2 now extremely remote, we suggest picking up the first title and witnessing one of gaming’s great enigmas for yourself. We assure you it will be the best 6/10 game you will ever play. If that makes any sense whatsoever.