It looks like the woes for Square Enix are continuing, as Square Enix Europe will have to cut a number of jobs in the UK as part of an ongoing restructuring process. The company issued the news today to MCV, and it’s following a month of disappointment. After the company reported weak sales for a number of their big named titles like Hitman: Absoulition, Sleeping Dogs, and Tomb Raider, the CEO stepped down.
Even with all this said, Tomb Raider continues to sell well, but it’s still considered a disappointment. Square Enix has also reported layoffs at their Los Angeles office, and with their president Yoichi Wada resigning in June, it hasn’t been that good a year for the company.
“We are reviewing our business in Europe to ensure we have the right structure, content and skills for the changing entertainment landscape,” the publisher said in a statement issued to MCV. ”We do expect changes to the UK office, which will affect personnel. We will update you when the time is right, but our priority right now is for the people within the business.”
Square Enix has a lot of games lined up for the latter half of the year, and hopefully the company will be able to recover from a troublesome first quarter.