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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 …

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EA confirms restructuring job losses; Hundreds feared to have been cut

Publisher EA has confirmed an an organisational restructure” that is feared to have led to hundreds of job losses. In recent weeks, EA has aligned all elements of its organizational structure behind priorities in new technologies and mobile,” an official statement read. This has led to some difficult decisions to …

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Codemasters restructures digital business

British publisher and developer Codemasters has confirmed spreading reports that it is restructuring its digital operations. Reports emerged this morning that jobs have been lost at the UK firm, but Codemasters has emphasised this is not across the entire company. Instead, selected areas with the publisher’s digital business have entered …

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Sony shuts Bigbig; restructures Cambridge studio

Sony has proposed the closure of Leamington Spa outfit Bigbig, which recently finished work on Little Deviants for Vita. Sony’s Cambridge division is also to be restructured. The studio is to partner with Netherlands outfit Guerilla Games, likely in a downsized capacity, to build Killzone games for PlayStation Vita. Sonysaid …

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Hirai heads up Sony consumer business

Sony’s networked products and services boss Kaz Hirai has been promoted to head up the consumer products unit. 50-year-old Hirai currently looks after video games and other digital Sony businesses such as music and movie steaming. His new role will include the entire Sony consumer electronics line which consists of …

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90 layoffs expected at Namco US

Namco Bandai’s US arm is planning to lay off up to 90 of its staff. These job losses have been attributed to the company’s recent restructuring in which it combined its online game and mobile businesses to form single division, according to VentureBeat. The layoffs were confirmed by Namco’s vice …

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Bach to retire from Microsoft

Following rumours of a significant restructuring to Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices Division, an internal memo from CEO Steve Ballmer has confirmed the retirement of EDD president Robbie Bach and, as rumoured, the departure of J Allard. Bach leaves after 22 years at the company, though Allard – himself a 15-year …

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Microsoft planning EDD shake-up

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft is planning a significant shake-up to the management team at the heart of its Entertainment and Devices Division, which serves as the home of Xbox 360 and Zune. The changes could be revealed as early as this week, the site claims. Last …

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Pritchard takes Sega US hotseat

Sega’s European MD Alan Pritchard will move to the US next month to become vice president of sales and marketing for Sega America, MCV can reveal. His replacement as the boss for Sega Europe will be Jurgen Post. Pritchard was promoted to Euro MD last year following a successful stint …

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Sega changes reflect changing face of market

Publisher Sega has released an official statement confirming comments by Sega West boss Mike Hayes last night, which broke the news that a total of 73 jobs are to be lost across its London and San Francisco office. It reads as follows: As of today Sega will implement a re-organisation …

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