Capcom lays off several employees from it’s US branch as Senior Vice-President of Planning and Business Development Christian Svensson voluntarily steps down from his position. Capcom, the creators of Street Fighter franchise, Resident Evil franchise, Monster Hunter franchise and many more are undergoing a corporate staff re-organization which saw its Senior VP step down.
“After nearly eight years, it is my final day at Capcom,” wrote Svensson in a social media post. “This departure is not a bad thing for me and it’s happening mostly because I’d suggested it during the early planning for today’s reorg. 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.”
“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 wrote.
“I’ve had the opportunity to interface with the best fans any company could ever hope to have,” he continued. “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.”
Svensson is taking it upon himself to gather the effected fellows’ resumes and send them out in order to help them find new employment. While at Capcom, Svensson pushed for titles like Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix and Marvel vs. Capcom 2 along with the PC ports of various games. I’m not the biggest fighting game enthusiast around, and it’s never a good thing to see anyone get laid off. Gamer Horizon wishes Christian Svensson and his fellow employees who lost their job all the best in landing on their feet.