Capcom hit with layoffs, senior VP Christian Svensson departs

"Capcom is going in a different direction," says Svensson.


Dead Rising and Devil May Cry publisher Capcom was hit with a number of layoffs today, resulting in the loss of its senior vice president Christian Svensson.

Svensson, who reported the news on his Facebook page, said he volunteered to leave as part of the company’s reorganization. The former VP didn’t say who else was affected, but mentioned he’s not the only one.

“Sadly, I’m not the only one affected by the reorganization today,” Svensson said. “Over the next few days, I’ll be gathering resumes from as many as I can and will be sending them out to my contacts around the industry to see if there’s a ‘love connection’ to be made.”

Svensson joined Capcom in 2005 after leaving his former position at Midway Games. He’s been an active member of the Capcom community, and always answered fans’ questions in the “Ask Capcom” forum on the company’s official website.

“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,” he continued. “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.”

Thanks, Polygon.

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