Half of Microsoft's Recent Layoffs Affect Activision Blizzard

899 employees will be let go in March.

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Microsoft is planning to cut thousands of jobs, and among them are the ones at Xbox and Activision Blizzard, which lost 1,900 employees, as was revealed last month. A new report states that Activision Blizzard will lay off 899 workers across different locations in California on March 30.

While it was not initially clear whether this was a new wave of reductions, The Verge's Tom Warren said this is a part of the cuts that have already been announced, meaning almost half of the aforementioned fired employees were from Activision, while Xbox lost 1,000 people.

Earlier, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer addressed the issue, saying that Xbox layoffs were "painful choices" needed for "long-term success."

Endless job cuts keep ravaging the industry, with big companies like Amazon, Meta, and Embracer firing more and more workers. According to Kotaku, over 6,000 positions in the game industry were eliminated in the first month of the year only.

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