Sega has announced that it will divide game developer Atlus and its parent company Index Corporation into two separate companies.
Sega acquired Index Corporation in September last year in a deal that was reportedly cost $140 million. As of April 1st Index will become two companies: Atlus, which will be focusing on game development with 121 employees and Index, which will focus on systems development, distribution and marketing with 166 employees.
Sega said that the divide is happening to “maximize the creation of synergies” within Sega Sammy, as well as within each industry of the Sega Group. Sega managing director and Index company director Yukio Sugino, will take the role of Atlus’ new representative.