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Capcom Restructures, US Boss Leaves

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

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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