Hideki Kamiya (of Platinum Games) recently posted the following on Twitter:
Hideki Kamiya said:ニーアの成功はプラチナにこれまでとは違うファン層をもたらし且つスタッフの成長、成功体験、優秀な就職志望者の増加と計り知れない恩恵を与えてくれた...本来は全て俺がやらなければならない事だった...情けない話だがプラチナはヨコオさんに救われたと言っても過言ではない...感謝してもしきれません...
Hideki Kamiya (Translated) said:Nier's success has to this point given Platinum a new fanbase, a growing staff, a brilliant success story, an increase in qualified job applicants, and a great benefit. Normally, I can't help but do everything by myself... it's a pitiful story, but to say that Yoko-san saved Platinum would not be an exaggeration. I cannot thank him enough.
It's great to hear that NieR: Automata's success served to soften the blow of Scalebound's cancellation for Platinum; even if they didn't expect it to originally.