According to a statement given to UK press (including MCV
) by Square Enix, the publisher is instituting an unspecified number of layoffs in Europe. "We do expect changes to the UK office, which will affect personnel," the publisher said. "We will update you when the time is right, but our priority right now is for the people within the business." We've reached out to Square Enix for more information.
These cuts follow layoffs in Square Enix's North American division
, during which the company warned of cuts coming in Europe and Japan. Square Enix is undergoing massive restructuring
, due in part to the fact that its Western console games only sold excellently
, and failed to meet the company's stratospheric expectations.