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Microsoft Announces Major Layoffs in Gaming Division

By Xueyang
Jan. 26, 2024 updated 01:34

Microsoft Announces Major Layoffs in Gaming DivisionMicrosoft Announces Major Layoffs in Gaming Division

Microsoft has declared a significant reduction in its gaming division workforce, laying off 1,900 employees, which constitutes about 8% of its total 22,000 staff members. This sweeping decision impacts several key branches, including Activision Blizzard, ZeniMax, and the Xbox team.

In a major shake-up within Blizzard, President Mike Ybarra and Chief Creative Officer Allen Adham have confirmed their exits from the company. Concurrently, Blizzard's ambitious survival game project "Odyssey" has been axed. As part of the restructuring, some of the employees affected by the cancellation of "Odyssey" will be reassigned to a number of Blizzard's promising new projects, currently in the early phases of development.

This move marks a significant shift in Microsoft's gaming strategy and has sent ripples through the industry, raising questions about the future direction of its gaming ventures.

Source: Weibo