MMO site Massively.com has recently confirmed that the North American branch of SQUARE ENIX has seen several employees laid off as a result of restructuring.
Riley Brennan, Senior Director of Public Relations told Massively:
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.
We don’t know exactly which departments saw layoffs, nor do we know what titles, if any, were affected by this.
Our best wishes go out to those affected.