Persona 6 Must Exceed Persona 5 – Atlus Director

Atlus's Naoto Hiraoka says exceeding the fifth title is "difficult with the current staff" and invites new talent who "want a creative challenge."

Posted By | On 14th, Jul. 2021

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The Persona series’ 25th anniversary is coming up and Atlus is looking to celebrate from September this year to Autumn 2022. It promised a number of new announcements with its website seemingly teasing a few. Though it may not be announced this year, Persona 6 could be one of the major announcements made.

In a new recruitment page with comments from various staff members (translation by Persona Central), Atlus managing director Naoto Hiraoka talked about the large amount of support needed to make Persona 5, which provided a “sense of accomplishment.” “But we can’t stop there,” said Hiraoka. “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.” The positions that the company’s second production team, better known as P Studio, are hiring for include a System Planner, Scenario Planner, Designers for 2D Artwork, Motion Design and much more.

This isn’t exactly confirmation that Persona 6 is in active development but at least indicates that planning is going on for the same. With such a large window to celebrate the series’ 25th anniversary, there’s more than enough time for Atlus to put out a teaser trailer to confirm its existence. In the meantime, stay tuned for more details and updates in the coming months.


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