Capcom lays off U.S. employees

Capcom laid off several employees of its U.S. office today. The company confirmed the terminations in a statement to Joystiq, but it did not address their extent.

"Capcom today laid off several employees from the U.S. office as part of an overall organizational restructure of the company," a Capcom representative wrote. "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. We sincerely thank each individual for their contributions and wish them well."

Among those to lose their jobs was Christian Svensson, senior VP of planning and business development. He wrote in a public Google Plus post that he suggested his position be eliminated while planning the reorganization.

"I stayed as long as I did in large part for the potential I felt the company had (and still may have). But I also stayed for the people," Svensson wrote."I’ve worked alongside extremely talented and passionate folks in nearly every office we have. There are far too many to name but I really want to thank them all for the time we spent in the trenches together. I have truly enjoyed working with each and every one of you and would jump at the chance to do so again in the future."

Svensson said he is considering several new employment opportunities in the games industry.

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.