Sega has confirmed their next steps in their acquisition of Atlus parent company Index Corporation, which they are planning on dividing into two companies.
Sega’s acquisition of Index obviously means that they now own Atlus, who are best known for the Persona series, as well as games such as Tactics Ogre and Trauma Center, supposedly making a deal worth $140 million.
As was reported by Gematsu, Index’s 121-strong game development team will be splitting into a seperate development team, who will continue to go under the name Atlus. The second company, though, will be made up of 166 employees and responsible for the content and solutions business Index Digital Media, Inc. They will go through a name change though, and will simply be known as Atlus U.S.A.
When speaking on the topic of the company split, Sega said that the purpose of it is to “maximize the creation of synergies” within the Sega Group.