Technology Microsoft lays off 1,900 ABK and Xbox employees


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Jan 8, 2011
Microsoft is laying off 1,900 employees at Activision Blizzard and Xbox this week. While Microsoft is primarily laying off roles at Activision Blizzard, some Xbox and ZeniMax employees will also be impacted by the cuts.

The cuts work out to roughly 8 percent of the overall Microsoft Gaming division that stands at around 22,000 employees in total.
Today’s layoffs come just a few months after some big Xbox leadership changes saw Sarah Bond promoted to Xbox president, leading all Xbox platform and hardware work. Booty was also promoted to president of game content and studios, which includes overseeing Bethesda, ZeniMax studios, and Activision Blizzard.
Microsoft last announced big layoffs a year ago, affecting 10,000 employees.


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May 13, 2017
Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard to bring the joy and community of gaming to everyone, across every device.
So much for hoping that MS will release better Call of Duty or any other for that matter. :cautious:


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