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Layoffs hit Square Enix Los Angeles


Square Enix has apparently had a rough few weeks. With the recent resignation of CEO Yoichi Wada, it was only a matter of time before the ripples were felt elsewhere. Rumors began circulating last night about layoffs at Square’s Los Angeles office, and details are starting to emerge.

Joystiq has been collecting bits and pieces from various unknown sources, and some concrete numbers are surfacing. 10 people within marketing have apparently been let go, with an additional 30 gone from various support roles. Additionally, a PR team of roughly seven will be whittled down to three or so after this year’s E3.

Perhaps the biggest rumor to come out of this involves the CEO of Square Enix America, Mike Fischer. The word is he’ll be gone by the end of May.

It appears that even with the success of games like Tomb Raider and Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Square Enix still isn’t where it want to be. As always, we hope those let go land on their feet, and that future news is a bit brighter.

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