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Square Enix Europe cutting jobs

Redundancies part of company-wide restructuring efforts

Square Enix Europe is to cut a number of jobs, with staff in the UK confirmed to be among those affected by the move.

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"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."

Last month, Square Enix downwardly revised its earnings forecast for the business year ended March 31, 2013, citing "slow sales" of major console games in North American and Europe.

At the same time, the publisher announced significant restructuring plans that will see president Yoichi Wada resign from the position in June.

Shortly afterwards, Square Enix also confirmed that it would be cutting jobs at its Los Angeles branch.

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