Capcom senior vice president Christian Svensson has left the company as part of the re-organization of the company’s US office which began today. Svensson confirmed the news on his Facebook page, stating that he left voluntarily as part of the re-organization.
“While it comes as something of a relief, today is bittersweet. After nearly eight years, it is my final day at Capcom”, Svensson wrote, in part. “This departure is not a bad thing for me and it’s happening mostly because I’d suggested it during the early planning for today’s reorg. 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.”
“Sadly, I’m not the only one affected by the reorganization today”, Svensson continued. “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.” “I’ve had the opportunity to interface with the best fans any company could ever hope to have. I know that I wasn’t always able to deliver what they wanted, but I promise that I did my best to champion their needs and wants. So thank you to the fans who made my job rewarding, challenging, and, if nothing else, interesting.”
Capcom has since issued a statement to GamesIndustry International confirming the layoffs at the company.
“Capcom today laid off several employees from the US 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,” the statement reads. “We sincerely thank each individual for their contributions and wish them well. We are unable to provide information on numbers.”