Call Of Duty publisher Activision are having to layoff staff in a “realigning the structure” of it’s business. The Minneapolis division of the company is the branch in question here and is cutting 30 full time staff members. The publisher has bought us Prototype 2 and The Amazing Spiderman this year. Activision Minneapolis “will release fewer games based on third-party licenses” next year in comparison to 2012.
“Like any successful business, Activision Publishing consistently works to align its costs with its revenues – this is an ongoing process. In 2013, we expect that our Minneapolis division will release fewer games based on third-party licenses than we released during 2012,”
Activision has also state that the staff members affected will be “redirected” into different positions in the publisher. We are working to redirect those employees that are impacted to other parts of the company where possible, as well as offering them outplacement counseling services.”
According to Joystiq, no studio staff have been affected and that it’s just publishing staff.
Sony recently announced a “restructuring” of it’s business. As these layoffs seem to be affecting more and more companies, the question remains as to who is next.
Our thoughts go out to all those affected.
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