Activision Blizzard Layoff Staff From Infinity Ward, Beenox And More
A number of people have been removed from several studios.
Activision Blizzard has carried out a round of layoffs and it has affected a number of studios including ones you’ve likely heard of like Infinity Ward. Beenox, Activision’s corporate office and other internal studios have been affected as well.
Kotaku was the first to run the report that the company laid off a total of five percent of its workforce across the Activision Publishing side of the business. This side of the company includes the firm’s corporate offices as well as more than one smaller development studio.
Infinity Ward was the development studio that created Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Despite the fact that critics have given the game mostly good reviews, Activision has said the game’s sales were sub-par. The layoffs have led to 20 people working at the firm losing their jobs. “Activision Publishing is realigning our resources to support our upcoming slate and adapt to the accelerating transition to digital, including opportunities for digital add-on content,” the company said in a statement about the layoffs.