Atlus To Make an Effort on PS4 and Xbox One Development; Will Keep Focusing on Consoles

on July 31, 2014 4:19 PM

Atlus is still working on PS3 with Persona 5, while keeping the game firmly under wraps, but the developer is looking at the new generation, as mentioned by the company’s President and CEO Yukio Sugino in an interview on this week’s issue of the Japanese magazine Weekly Famitsu.

Sugino-san explained that with the PS4 having overtaken the seven million mark and the Japanese launch of the Xbox One, a console developer like Atlus cannot ignore them, and is going to make an effort in that direction even thanks to the know-how injection from Sega.

There’s also a soothing word for those who are afraid to see the developer take a turn towards the mobile like many Japanese studios already did. Sugino-san explained that there won’t be any change in the studio’s policies, and since they owe their popularity to console fans, they will continue to focus on consoles for the time being.

Can’t say I’m not happy to read that, especially considering the situation of the Japanese market. It’s refreshing to see a prominent developer like Atlus sticking to its core market.

[Thanks for the tip: Masaru Aoyama]

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.