Capcom US VP Christian Svensson Laid Off, Part of Staff Reorganization - News/ 1,399 Views
Capcom U.S. is undergoing a staff reconstruction and laying off an undisclosed number of employees. The most well known of those employees appears to be Vice President Christian Svensson.
Svensson posted the news to his Facebook page, noting that "sadly, I'm not the only one affected by the reorganization today. Over the next few days, I'll be gathering resumes from as many as I can and will be sending them out to my contacts around the industry to see if there's a 'love connection' to be made."
Svensson has worked at Capcom for the past eight years. He gained notoriety for being the earpiece of Capcom fans worldwide, keeping them informed of the latest goings-on regarding their favorite games and series through the Capcom Unity blog and message boards. He even spearheaded efforts to push for localization of niche games that fans requested (one of which is the upcoming Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies).
Svensson also added: "While I wish the company the best of luck, Capcom is going in a different direction and the need for people at my level, relative to other areas, is lacking...Those who know me well, know that I've been ready to go for quite some time. We tried some things that worked. We tried others that didn't. We fought fights that were worth fighting and even won a few. I'm proud of what we accomplished."
Capcom gave the following statement to Polygon:
"Capcom today laid off several employees from the U.S. office as part of an overall organizational restructure of the company. The transition to the new generation of hardware and changing industry landscape have required us to adapt our business to best meet our new goals. We sincerely thank each individual for their contributions and wish them well."
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