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Capcom's European operation might be hit by the same layoffs that afflicted the U.S. office this summer.
According to MCV, as much as half of the staff at Capcom Europe will be let go.
A statement by a Capcom Europe spokesperson does not mention whether there will be layoffs, but reads: "Following a restructure at its U.S. operation, Capcom's European organization is currently evaluating its structure to ensure it is in the best position to take advantage of the changing market conditions the industry is facing."
Earlier this summer, Capcom's U.S. branch suffered layoffs, including senior vice president Christian Svennson. We reached out to Capcom for additional clarification on the impact and severity of the layoffs. We received the statement above in response.
Our Take:The only good that can come of this is that the company re-focuses itself for the future. But even before the layoffs hit, the company talked about the high costs of next-gen development. Although I don't know exactly what Capcom has cooking behind-the-scenes, if it's unsure about the move into next-gen, it could get worse before it gets better.
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