Monolith Soft announced through its website that the company implemented a regular salary raise, as well as a base salary raise to their employees from April 2023. This raise comes as a response to inflation. Monolith Soft are a well-known Japanese video game development studio responsible for the creation of Xenogears, the Xenosaga series, and more recently the Xenoblade Chronicles series. The studio has been a property of Nintendo since 2007.
In the announcement made through the Monolith Soft website, the company briefly detailed that they have implemented a substantial raise in base salary, as well as regular salary increase in line with rising places and inflation. The increases in salary have been effective since April 2023.
In addition, the starting salary for new graduates increased by approximately 22% to 250,000 JPY (or roughly $1,819 USD).
Additionally, Monolith Soft recently released some interview with some of their developers working. On of them talked about the process of animating cutscenes and scripted events for their games, while the other one delved into the lightning techniques used in Xenoblade Chronicles 3.
As a reminder, Monolith Soft’s latest title is Xenoblade Chronicles 3, which is now available for the Nintendo Switch. A new DLC expansion for the game released on April 25, 2023.