Christian Svensson, senior VP of Capcom, has “voluntarily” left the firm in the latest round of gaming redundancies.
Svensson didn’t say who else would be leaving the company but admitted he wasn’t the only one to go. Polygon reports that he posted on his Facebook account saying, “sadly, I’m not the only one affected by the reorganization today. 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 had been at Capcom for eight years and had often been the point of contact for many fans wishing to contact the company. Only last month he had been in contact with fans via the Capcom Unity forums to announce that Deep Down and Dragon’s Dogma were unrelated. In his statement he went on 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.”
As Polygon also noted, due to Californian laws all lay-offs equating to 50 people or 50% of the workforce must be registered. Capcom employs 130 people in the US but with no registration noted, it seems like the total figure will be less than this number.