Layoffs expected at Square Enix Europe

Cuts to follow missed targets for Tomb Raider publisher
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Square Enix has confirmed that it is making "organizational changes" that will affect personel at its UK office.

The job cuts, confirmed by Develop sister-site MCV, follow catastrophic losses at the publisher in the wake of sales falling short of its astonishingly high expectations for Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs, and Hitman: Absolution.

“We are reviewing our business in Europe to ensure we have the right structure, content and skills for the changing entertainment landscape," Square Enix said in a statement.

"We do expect changes to the UK office, which will affect personnel."

Square Enix promised details "when the time is right."

Europe is responsible for two-thirds of the publisher's sales, and the company has put much of the blame for the missed targets on a US sales force it has described as "ineffective."

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