No, Nier developers are most likely pushing Square Enix to get their game on Game Pass ASAP.
They have nothing to gain from making a secondary market SKU more appealing than their primary ones. If MS want to pony up 6months/1 year down the line, sure. Because at that point they'll have gotten an accurate read on how valuable or not the franchise is going forwards.
Honestly, the only good reason for a third party to put a title on GP day#1 is a chronic lack of confidence in its sales potential.