Capcom’s going through some changes, and some folks were let go.
The U.S. branch of Capcom is going through a major restructuring, resulting in the loss of many jobs, including senior Vice President, Christian Svensson. He wrote the following on his Facebook page:
“I’ve had the opportunity to interface with the best fans any company could ever hope to have. I know that I wasn’t always able to deliver what they wanted, but I promise that I did my best to champion their needs and wants. So thank you to the fans who made my job rewarding, challenging, and, if nothing else, interesting.
“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.”
Svensson said that he’s collecting the CVs of as many affected employees as he can and passing them over to his contacts in the hopes that they find work.
It’s sad when you see this happen, unfortunately it’s becoming way to common in the industry as of late. Svensson’s always been close to the community; answering questions on the Capcom-Unity forums and such. I hope everyone affected gets back on their feet quickly.
What do you guys think this restructuring will mean for Capcom? Guess it might be hard to determine unless we know who else was let go (or, at least, which departments were hit). In any event, let me know in the Comments Section!