Sega will split Index Corporation, Atlus USA will form April 1

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 08:50 GMT By Dave Cook

Sega has announced it will split its recently-acquired Index Corporation into two separate companies, leaving Persona studio Atlus free to focus solely on consumer titles.

We covered Sega’s acquisition of Index and Atlus back in November. The deal was valued at ¥14 billion.

Gematsu reports that the move will be finalised on April 1. It will see ‘Index’ and ‘Atlus’ become two separate companies, while subsidiary Index Digital Media become Atlus USA Inc.

Sega announced that the 121-strong Atlus will focus on game development, while Index will turn its hand solely to, content solutions, system development, marketing and game distribution. It currently employs 166 staff.

Sega managing director and Index company director Yukio Sugino, will now serve spokesperson for Atlus, while Index representative director and executive vice president Yasuhiko Hamada will oversee Index.

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