Square Enix Undergoes Massive Restructuring
Square Enix is undergoing a massive restructuring which sees leadership changes to all of its subsidiary studios, the company announced today.
The changes come a few days after layoffs at IO Interactive, a subsidiary of Square Enix. The studio develops the Hitman series of games and is currently working on a next-gen title within the series.
According a statement issued by the publisher, Darrell Gallagher, former head of Crystal Dynamics, has been promoted to the head of studios for Square Enix’s North American and European operations. Gallagher will retain his role at Crystal Dynamics and will be working directly with other regional studios to further the company’s “ongoing portfolio strategy.” It is unclear whether Gallagher will retain his role for the long-term.
As part of the reshuffle, David Anfossi, formerly executive producer on Deus Ex: Human Revolution, will take on the role of overseeing the production of Thief, as well as two unannounced AAA projects currently in development at the company.
Phil Rogers, the CEO of Square Enix America and Europe, commented in a press release, “Our focus remains firmly set on making great games and delivering unforgettable experiences. Whilst our games will come in different shapes and sizes, we want to deliver them faster and better and we believe these changes will help our studios achieve just that.”
Square Enix is following through with previously announced plans to revamp the company. The company’s failure to meet its goals prompted Yoichi Wada to resign as CEO and president of Square Enix this past March.