Atlus is preparing a great celebration for the 25th anniversary of the Persona saga, which will take place next September 2021. Something that was confirmed yesterday, with the appearance of a web page that anticipates 7 major announcements from that date ( elongated in time, yes). And not even 24 hours have passed, that today the “existence” of Persona 6 has been made official.
It has been through new job offers on the official website of the study. Or, more specifically, through the comments of current developers, who talk about the future of IP and what they intend to achieve. An example? They want Persona 6 to beat Persona 5.
The information, which Persona Central has echoed, confirms that there will be Person 6 and allows us to see the current situation of the study, which will have to face multiple problems to achieve its objective of exceeding the quality of Person 5. And for that, they need to recruit more people. This is what Naoto Hiraoka, director of Atlus, has commented about it :
Unfortunately, the hurdles to overcome [in game development] increase every year.
Thanks to the large amount of support we received for “Persona 5,” we have gotten a sense of accomplishment. But we can’t stop there. When we created “Persona 4,” there was pressure that it had to exceed “Persona 3.” Now, we will have to create a “6” which exceeds “5.” However, exceeding “5” will be difficult with the current staff. I would like to surpass this tall hurdle with everyone who joins us in this recruitment. The workplace is perfect for those who want a creative challenge when it comes to bringing games to the world.
In other news in the Persona series, their sales were recently updated. The franchise has already sold more than 15 million copies worldwide. And the best-selling title in the series may surprise you (although it has a little trick).