Capcom Issues A Round Of Layoffs, Christian Svensson Gone
Capcom has launched a "staff reorganization" that has resulted in several significant layoffs.
This apparently includes senior vice president Christian Svensson, although he opted to leave the company. He explained the situation in a statement on Google Plus.
He said he wasn't the only one affected by the restructuring and a Capcom representative confirmed those layoffs to GameSpot. Svensson said he "wasn't always able to deliver" what the fans wanted, but he swears he did his best to "champion their needs and wants."
As for the company he's leaving:
"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."
If there's one company that really needs to find themselves again, it's probably Capcom. Wouldn't you agree, at least to some extent?
7/11/2013 10:34:56 PM John Shepard