NieR: Automata was a striking success for Square Enix and Platinum Games in bringing this franchise closer to the general public without their having previously known the first game in the series. Its more accessible gameplay greatly helped make it attractive to gamers, and now that it has reached millions of users, its makers They retell the original story with which this universe began with NieR: Replicant, but with news. New details emerge from the changes in gameplay and history that this remake will feature.
In an article in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine (via Gamingbolt), veteran series creator Yoko Taro comments that there will be playable news in this remake to make it more familiar to those players who come from NieR: Automata, available on Xbox Game Pass from early April. Likewise, he comments that Platinum Games is also collaborating on the project, although it does not specify any name of the team or what functions they are carrying out. In any case, it does not name them as developers.
As for the NieR: Replicant story, Taro comments that this is not a simple remake, but that will feature new characters and new tracks that could even lead to a new ending
NieR: Replicant coming to Xbox One, PC and PS4, but at the moment it has no confirmed release date.