According to this Massively report, Final Fantasy publisher Square Enix has laid off an undetermined number of employees at its Los Angeles offices. The report is based on a number of anonymous tips – which presumably are being attributed to either current or former Square Enix employees that are close to the situation.
Square Enix later confirmed that something was going on with the company by issuing an official statement:
"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," Square Enix senior director of Public Relations Riley Brennan told Massively in a statement.