Polygon reported earlier this morning that, amid a restructuring of staff, Capcom’s Senior Vice-President Christian Svensson has voluntarily left the company. He released a short message via Facebook that reveals he’s leaving amid lay-offs. ”Sadly, I’m not the only one affected by the reorganization today,” he wrote. “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.”
“I’ve had the opportunity to interface with the best fans any company could ever hope to have. I know that I wasn’t always able to deliver what they wanted, but I promise that I did my best to champion their needs and wants. So thank you to the fans who made my job rewarding, challenging, and, if nothing else, interesting.”
Svensson was frequently in touch with the various scenes that support Capcom’s properties, including the fighting game community, and made it a point to visit Capcom-Unity’s forums to respond to fan questions and requests on a regular basis. Little information regarding other changes has been relayed officially by Capcom themselves.
We would like to wish Sven and all others touched by these proceedings all the luck in the world as they move forward.