Square Enix comes clean on cuts

The CEO of Square Enix Europe has braved a number of questions surrounding the publisher’s decision to cut staff at Io Interactive, virtually close a programming department at Beautiful Game Studios, and shut down operations at Eidos Hungary.

Phil Rogers sportingly took on all questions during the second half of his interview with Develop, though the whole Q&A session – in its broader context – was positive of the group’s recent successes and bold plans for the future.

The CEO confirmed for the first time that Square Enix had closed down its Eidos Hungary studio.

We took the decision back in October,” he said, and this all goes back to the broad strategy of focusing on games that are either first or best.”

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