There was a lot of speculation going on regarding Sega Sammy acquiring Atlus. It finally happened Last year after the parent company was experiencing financial drought.
After the acquisition, Atlus stated that it was continuing its development projects as normal, though Sega has now confirmed how it will restructure the Index Corporation.
The positive is that Atlus will, as promised, maintain development activities and the index will be split into two companies:
- Atlus will be so-named and will have 121 employees focused on game development.
- Index Corporation will deal with logistical matters such as distribution and advertising, and will employ 166 people.
This decision of splitting companies simply seems to be a managerial decision to maximize the potential in both camps. These changes will take effect on the 1st of April.
Atlus is now responsible for some key brands, including Shin Megami Tensei and Etrian Odyssey. Fans of Nintendo will surely be hoping that the ownership of Sega Sammy will, if anything, strengthen the studio’s output and distribution in Japan and the West.
Sega and Nintendo always had a solid relationship between them, and knowing that we are hoping that the Shin Megami X Fire Emblem Wii U project teased last year will continue to move forward.
What do you think about this transition? Do you think work will be faster in the company this way? Let us know in the comments below!