Microsoft Lays Off 1,900 Staff From Its Video Game Workforce

Microsoft is set to lay off 1,900 employees from its video game workforce, as announced in an official memo by Phil Spencer.

Microsoft Gaming and Activision Blizzard are interested in an execution plan with a sustainable cost structure to support their growing business.

Roles with areas of overlap have been identified as priorities, indicating which positions might be affected by the layoffs.

Microsoft and Activision Blizzard will provide full support, including severance benefits, to those impacted during the transition.

The layoffs may not affect many titles in development, but Microsoft has already cancelled Activision Blizzard’s upcoming survival game. Fans should keep an eye on other titles in development at Blizzard.

Microsoft plans to continue investing in areas that will grow its business. Meanwhile, Activision Blizzard’s Mike Ybarra and chief design officer Allen Adham are leaving Blizzard.

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