Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Persona composer left atlas to work on indie

Shoji Meguro, the best-known Japanese composer of the Persona series, has resigned after 25 years in office at Atlas. He is now planning to develop his own indie game.

“This is very sudden, but Shoji Meguro resigned from Atlas Co., Ltd. at the end of September 2021,” Shoji Meguro said in a short statement posted on his Twitter account. According to the composer, the decision was made to leave the company so that he could focus on his dream of developing indie games.

Elsewhere in the statement, “I’ve been creating role-playing games myself in my spare time for the past five years. I applied for a recruitment for Round One Kodansha Game Creators Lab and was selected as one of them. List. After that, Kodansha staff were assigned to work with me. “

Despite leaving the company last month, Meguro said he maintains a “good” relationship with Atlas. With that in mind, the composer eased fan concerns about the future of music for Atlas games. “I will continue to work with Atlas in game music,” said Meguro. “So I hope everyone who was worried about the sudden announcement will feel at ease.”

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Meguro joined Atlus in 1995 to help create the Revelations: Persona soundtrack released in 1996. Since then, composers have worked with many other composers to create music for the company. His work in subsequent entries to the Persona series is likely to be his most famous, especially in the West, but Meguro is also known for his work in the Shin Megami Tensei franchise.

In another tweet published on Twitter, Meguro digs a little deeper into the game he’s currently developing. According to the screenshot below, the game seems to include stealth mechanics and sci-fi themes. Meguro says fans can see more from the game officially announced on November 6th. Indie Live Expo..

Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN.You can follow him twitter..