Square Enix confirms lay-offs at Los Angeles office

Wednesday, 3rd April 2013 00:33 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Square Enix has made an unspecified number of job cuts at its Los Angeles office.

“We can confirm that Square Enix’s Los Angeles office has eliminated a number of positions as part of the corporate restructuring announced last week,” a representative told Joystiq.

“This is an unfortunate situation and we are offering assistance and severance packages to any employees affected by this, we want to thank them for their hard work and sincerely wish them well in the future.”

There’s now word yet on how many staff were affected and what role they had; the Los Angeles office mainly handles administration for MMOs in North America, and suffered cuts in late 2012, too.

Square Enix president Yoichi Wada resigned last month after the publisher once more failed to make projections, thanks to the under-performance of western developed titles Sleeping Dogs, Hitman: Absolution, and even the best-selling Tomb Raider.



  1. salarta

    All three games of which are, of course, relative to the cost and heavy hyping required to get each of them to sell as much as they did.

    I do wish the ones that got laid off good luck on their searches for employment elsewhere. I hope that other higher-ups besides Wada that were actually responsible for Squeenix’s financial problems get some accountability put to them, if people that for all we know are innocent in all this had to suffer for the mistakes of other people in the process.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. ActionGameKing

    “This is an unfortunate situation” – Square Enix representative.

    UNDERSTATEMENT OF THE YEAR! How the mighty have fallen.

    #2 2 years ago

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