According to Gematsu, the Japanese magazine Famitsu interviewed a number of different Japanese creators by the end of the year, one of whom was the director of the two Nioh games Fumihiko Yasuda.
The series seems to have reached its end, while Yasuda did not explicitly say that the series is completely over, but he did say that after seven years of development in the series, it has reached a point where it needs to rest.
He also hinted that there are several projects that will begin the process of full development next year, and he also said that his motto for 2021 will be “Year of transition”. Yasuda’s main answer was :
“At Team Ninja, the seven years-long development of Nioh series will reach a resting point, and there are several projects that will begin full-scale development in 2021. I plan to change my development style to match my changing lifestyle and concentrate on new titles. As for me personally, I’ll try not to gain any more weight.”