|Atlus offers "deepest apologies" to fans over 'worry caused' by Index's collapse|
|Posted: 20.09.2013 11:22 by Simon Priest||Comments: 2|
President and CEO Naoto Hiraoka of Atlus has written an open letter to fans of the company, profusely thanking them for all their consistent "support and praise" during this recent financial uncertainty.
SEGA has purchased Atlus following the collapse of parent company Index. They had "nurtured a great relationship" with SEGA for years and are happy with the result.
The purchase of the Japanese company should be finalised November 1st. Hiraoka-san adds that their teams continue to work on their future titles.
"As you may already know, Index Corporation filed for Civil Rehabilitation Proceedings in Japan on June 27 and since then, has been searching for a solution which would allow us to continue our business of making great games," began Naoto Hiraoka's open letter on the . The rest of the letter is as follows:
Atlus has consistently received support and praise from our faithful and our respected customers, and made great progress in recent years. So the recent incident must have surprised and worried all of you dearly. For that, I would like to express my deepest apologies.
We have nurtured a great relationship with Sega Inc. for a long time, especially concerning our consumer games business in Japan. I believe the collaboration between the two companies at this time will be mutually beneficial for the following reasons:
◾Sega understands our drive to achieve quality and to expand awareness of the Atlus brand.
◾Our respective strengths in game development complement each other well.
We are extremely happy to be able to continue with our business, and be able to report this good news to our fans and customers. Again, we would like to express our gratitude to everyone who has supported us.
Currently, we at the Consumer Software Division in Japan are focusing on developing future titles, and are willing to take on new challenges to further achieve growth and success.