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Capcom Restructures, US Boss Leaves

Christian Svensson decides that he's ready for different fight.

News by Mike Williams, .

Microsoft isn't the only company rejiggering its operations today. On his Facebook page, Capcom senior vice president Christian Svensson revealed that he is leaving the company as part of a reorganization. Svensson has long been at the forefront of Capcom's communications in the US; he was frequently found on the Capcom-Unity forums answering user posts. Svensson said that he volunteered himself as one of the cuts and he already has "few interesting opportunities" lined up.

"After nearly eight years, it is my final day at Capcom," he wrote. "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."

Capcom is also laying off a number of other employees, but there's no word on what groups those cuts will come from. Capcom US currently consists of around 150 employees. There's also been no word if Mega Man was laid off.

"Sadly, I'm not the only one affected by the reorganization today," added Svensson. "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."

We at USgamer hope all those affected find new jobs soon.

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  • Avatar for Kadrom #1 Kadrom 3 years ago
    That's a shame. He seemed like a nice guy and his interaction with the community was appreciated. I guess this will pretty much sideline the lobbying he was doing for Ace Attorney releases.
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  • Avatar for internisus #2 internisus 3 years ago
    Damnit, Capcom. Everything you do is a step away from my heart.
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  • Avatar for Jaz_Rignall #3 Jaz_Rignall 3 years ago
    Christian is a great guy. I worked with him for a few years when IGN was still a part of future, and he was running the Next Generation website. No doubt some smart company will snap him up - and be the better for it.
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  • Avatar for UnknownJones #4 UnknownJones 3 years ago
    I can't help but worry that the last of everything I love(d) about Capcom is being excised. *sigh*
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  • Avatar for Mad-Mage #5 Mad-Mage 3 years ago
    This is good for Svensson. Maybe he can work for a company that respects their consumers. It must suck to be the mouthpiece for a company that makes increasing poor decisions and to have to defend them.
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  • Avatar for Mork-twain #6 Mork-twain 3 years ago
    Another good company gone south. Japanese companies should know now they need variety to think outside the box.
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