Capcom is reorganizing their staff. Fortunately it doesn’t seem to be a big surprise to the staff. Senior Vice President, Christian Svensson actually volunteered his way out. He was with the company for eight years. Apparently he was already ready to leave the company before this situation came up, with this to say:
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.
He posted the news on his Facebook and basically announced the layoffs. The cool thing is he’s accepting resumes from as many of the staff as he can, and will send them out to his connections in the industry. Of course he makes no promises, but just the fact that he is willing to do that for people is pretty cool in my opinion. What an awesome dude.
Svensson thanks Capcom fans:
I’ve had the opportunity to interface with the best fans any company could ever hope to have,” he wrote. “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.