Goodbye Eidos, Hello Square Enix Europe

Square Enix's takeover of British publisher Eidos wasn't going to stop at just ownership. It's running all the way through to publisher names, with "Eidos" given the chop in favour of the more ominous "Square Enix Europe".

So the name "Eidos", which has long been associated with brands like Tomb Raider and Hitman, will no longer be used for publishing. It's a part of history. The brand will live on for games developed by Eidos, but if the game's being published by the British company, it's now being published by Square Enix Europe.

In addition to the cuts being made to company names, cuts are also being made to company jobs, Eidos Chief Executive Phil Rogers saying "Unfortunately we are expecting some jobs to be impacted directly by this in both Europe and North America. We are hoping to minimise this wherever possible and offer support and advice to any employees directly affected".

Square Enix Europe born [MCV]