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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn: Layoffs Hit LA Office

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,619MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Square Enix has confirmed that it's Los Angeles office has been hit with a round of layoffs. According to Develop-Online, Square Enix has indicated that the layoffs will not affect any of its MMO offerings including the upcoming re-release of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.

In order to ensure it is operating effectively, the Square Enix Los Angeles office has reduced its workforce. This was a difficult decision and we wish the best for those affected by these changes. The decision will not have any impact on the operations of MMO titles. Customers can expect those services to continue, including the upcoming launch of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.

Read more at Develop-Online.

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  • RoxtarrRoxtarr Freeland, MI, MIPosts: 1,122Member

    Always sad news to  hear about layoffs, but in the last MMOFTW, they were talking about this and suggested that game development is like movie production or construction where some workers are seasonal.  They've moved to beta stage and don't need the same sized staff.  Until this is more acceptable, people will keep reacting like layoffs must mean a game or studio is in trouble when they are more likely moving toward a different stage where a smaller staff will be suffice.  I don't know if this is the case with SE.

    If in 1982 we played with the current mentality, we would have burned down all the pac man games since the red ghost was clearly OP. Instead we just got better at the game.
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  • kishekishe aitooPosts: 1,978Member Uncommon
    I dunno how this is MMO news considering LA branch doesnt even have a product of their own.
  • SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News Manager The Land of AZPosts: 16,619MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon
    Originally posted by kishe
    I dunno how this is MMO news considering LA branch doesnt even have a product of their own.

    Because of this quote: "The decision will not have any impact on the operations of MMO titles. Customers can expect those services to continue, including the upcoming launch of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn."

    Associate Editor: MMORPG.com
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  • SendenSenden PrivatePosts: 585Member Uncommon
    Bah, still waiting for Square to announce they've sacked Wada, would be the best news they've came out with in a long long time.
  • comic1973comic1973 los angeles, CAPosts: 16Member
    What does the LA office do anyway?
  • KabitokaiiKabitokaii Canyon Lake, TXPosts: 1Member
    They are cusomer service for FFXI
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