The Persona 25th Anniversary edition of Famitsu weekly magazine reveals SEGA led internal development of ATLUS’ Persona 5 Royal remaster.
Key developers at ATLUS discussed the end of the Persona 25th anniversary festivities in the new Famitsu issue. Within the 30-page cover story, ATLUS’ Shinji Yamamoto confirmed SEGA was in charge of Persona 5 Royal remaster. The project is among one of ATLUS’ first major multi-platform efforts and Yamamoto’s first porting project.
Excerpts from the new Famitsu issue are available below via Persona Central:
Shinji Yamamoto, Persona 5 Royal remaster producer (ATLUS): “We’ve made some very detailed adjustments. We optimized the number of the pieces of debris that blow away for each model. Elements like effects, number of projectiles, etc.
SEGA was in charge of the development of the remaster (not just matching the resolution to the console). It was a very meaningful project. Multi-platform development isn’t easy. This was my first porting project, and I didn’t realize how hard it would be.”
Kazuhisa Wada, Persona Team director: “The anniversary year comes with an end with PSW2022. I’m sad to say goodbye, but yes…”
Shigenori Soejima, ATLUS Art Team character designer: “The Persona series theme changes with the times. The challenge is how to continue delivering memorable works in the future.”
Wada: “There are actually more things I would like to tell you about future prospects, but I will do my best to unveil them at the appropriate time.”
Persona 5 Royal releases on October 21 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.