Capcom lays off US staff, SVP Svensson quits

Capcom’s senior vice president Christian Svensson has quit the publisher as part of a staff reorganisation that resulted in multiple layoffs.

The firm explained that "several employees from the US office" were laid off "as part of an overall organisational restructure of the company", according to Polygon.

Capcom attributed the reshuffle to the next-generation transition and "changing industry landscape", which has prompted the publisher to adapt the way it operates.

"We sincerely thank each individual for their contributions and wish the well," a statement reported.

SVP Svensson had been at Capcom for eight years. He previously worked at Midway, and before this he was a games journalist.

He revealed he had departed via his Facebook page, explaining that he had volunteered to leave as part of the reshuffle.

"Sadly, I’m not the only one affected by the reorganisation today," he wrote.

"Over the next few days, I’ll be gathering resums 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."

He later 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."

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