Thursday , July 29 2021

Activision Blizzard is planning large layoffs


Suspensions can be "hundreds."

By Adam Bankhurst

Activision Blizzard is projected to announce a cut in the number of jobs that could "drop in hundreds" due to the slowdown in sales of the company that is responsible for titles such as Call of Duty and Overwatch.

According to Bloomberg, the announcement of these redundancies could come as early as Tuesday and are "part of a restructuring aimed at centralizing functions and increasing profits."

Activision Blizzard shares fell by about 2.5% on Friday and continued the story, which was "recognized at the November conference call that some key titles, such as Overwatch and Hearthstone, saw records or a decline in the number of users."

In addition, after Destiny 2: Forsaken did not perform as well as he wanted, he split up with developers Bungie and Destiny IP, who could "reduce annual revenue by as much as $ 400 million."

Jock Schreier also reported that Kotaku said that these layoffs are expected "primarily in departments that are not meant for the development of games, such as publishing, marketing and sales."

Schreier also states that these layoffs can mostly occur in Blizzard because they transfer some of the roles to Activision, which further reduces Blizzard's autonomy.

Although Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was one of the best-selling games in 2018, it also brought some controversial news last year, including the announcement and response of the Diablo: Immortal mobile address and the departure of some top executives.

Activision Blizzard is hardly the only company that deals with certain problems, since EA recently had a difficult financial quarter and hopes that Apex Legends and Anthem will help him in the future.

Adam Bankhurst is an IGN news writer, who wants nothing more than the best for those who might be affected by these layoffs. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.

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