In a statement made yesterday, Square Enix revealed plans to restructure Beautiful Game Studios, the team responsible for the Championship Manager
franchise -- a plan resulting in "unavoidable job losses." Square Enix's aim is to "re-focus" its vision in order to "build a successful commercial future" for the European football management series. Square Enix notes job cuts will occur before Christmas.
According to Develop
, Square Enix president Yoichi Wada hinted that shuffling would occur at Eidos' London offices during a keynote at the Montreal International Games Summit last week
. It is unclear if Beautiful Game Studios -- which is located at the London office -- is a small piece of a larger restructure plan. Layoffs just before Christmas? Bah, humbug!