This afternoon many developers at Activision Blizzard started getting pink slips. 8% of the staff will be cut.
The exact number of people affected by the cuts is unknown. It is known that Activision Blizzard has over 9600 employees at Activision, Blizzard, and King, so the rough estimate is 800. During the latest earnings call Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick mentioned that the company is consolidating and restructuring its business. The company is also lowering its expectations for 2019.
Kotaku has a lot of details about this story. The source claims that “the layoffs have affected Activision publishing, Blizzard, King, and some of Activision’s studios, including High Moon.” Most of the developers at Blizzard are safe, mostly non-game development teams were cut.
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