Developer Atlus of the Persona series wants to release a new game so special that it’s called a “pillar” in 2022.
Few Japanese developers are praised in the world as much as Atlus, the development studio and publisher behind the Persona and Shin Megami Tensei games. Atlus was hugely popular with the release of Persona 5 and most recently, Shin Megami Tensei 5 in November. While they are already great titles in the video game industry, it looks like Atlus has one more card left to offer. year 2022.
According to Gematsu, Famitsu recently released its developers’ annual year-end interviews, including a talk with Atlus’ Shinjirou Takada. In Takada’s quote, he said that he chose “Challenge” as his keyword for 2022 in the hopes of being able to release a successful world title that will become a mainstay for Atlus. Takada went on to say that Atlus is working hard on developing a new game and that he hopes fans will look forward to it.
While what he said doesn’t reveal much about the project itself, “pillar” is an important word here. Developers don’t often refer to the term without any weight behind it, so it looks like Atlus is working on something very special. This also raises the question of what exactly Atlus is hiding since the possibilities for their project are endless. However, we can guess some potential candidates as the project that Atlus is talking about.
The most obvious answer is Persona 6, which Atlus has more or less confirmed when announcing that they will have to make another part of the game that can surpass Persona 5. Persona 5 was first released in 2016, which will be the way 6 years apart with the company’s next project and also a reasonable timeline to prepare the launch for the next Persona game. Persona 6 also fits the definition of a “pillar” game as the series has been well-reviewed and tends to make an impact among RPG enthusiasts when new installments come out.
But again and again, Persona 5 Strikers was only released this year, and although it is not a main part of the game, it can still cause some “sickening” feelings for gamers. Plus, Persona 5 Royal also just came out in 2019, which could also be a distraction to Persona 6’s development time. After all, Persona 4 and Persona 5 have an 8-year gap between sessions. their basic versions, so 6 years may not be enough to bring out Persona 6.
It’s also possible that “pillar” means a brand new IP, which will be supported alongside both Atlus’ Persona and SMT series. If that’s the case, gamers will have something completely new to look forward to. For now, however, all we can do is wait patiently for more information on the project.
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