Square Enix confirms lay-offs at Los Angeles office

Wednesday, 3 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.

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