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Persona Developer Atlus Is Elevating Its Common Worker Wage By 15%


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Atlus, the developer behind the Persona and Shin Megami Tensei franchises, has introduced that it’s elevating the common annual wage for its workers by 15%.

In a stark distinction to the seemingly countless lay-offs hitting the business of late, new graduates at Atlus will see their beginning wage rise by 300,000 yen (about $1,977) and all workers will see an annual wage rise of 15%. In a translated press launch (thanks, Recreation Developer), Atlus states that the transfer is to make sure the corporate can appeal to and retain expertise because it “promotes world growth”.

As well as, because of robust abroad efficiency, Atlus has additionally launched efficiency bonuses funded by worldwide earnings, a transfer it initially kickstarted in fiscal yr 2021. The press launch itself states:

“The beginning wage of latest graduates will improve from 257,000 yen to 300,000 yen, and the common annual earnings of present workers will improve by 15%. As well as, because of the robust abroad enterprise growth, we have now been offering efficiency bonuses primarily based on earnings around the globe since fiscal 2021.”

It is definitely excellent news within the wake of quite a few cases of redundancies and studio closures over the previous yr or so, with corporations like Embracer Group and Epic Video games downsizing significantly. It appears Atlus is placing a great deal of give attention to worker retention with this transfer, so hopefully we’ll see extra corporations observe swimsuit within the months and years to return.

As for the Persona franchise, Atlus is nearly able to launch Persona 5 Tactica, a tactical RPG primarily based on the immensely profitable Persona 5 Royal, on November sixteenth, 2023. We lately reviewed it and awarded the sport a rating of 9/10, calling it “massively gratifying sendoff for the [Phantom Thieves]”.


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