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Activision Facing A 5% Layoff Despite "Record" Yields

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Following Activision’s recent Q4 2016 Earning’s Call, the company has confirmed massive layoffs despite an affable demeanor in the aforementioned conference. The cut in staff is alleged to be about 5% of the workforce, which is monumental after such a carefree conference. Activision Publishing is allegedly the only branch applying these layoffs, with Blizzard and MLG notably not affected. Developers Infinity Ward, Beenox, and Treyarch took the brunt of the hit, with around 20 people laid off at Infinity Ward, the developers of the latest entry in the Call of Duty franchise, Infinite Warfare. This also comes after Activision’s CEO stated that he felt Infinite Warfare did not resonate with fans, and promised a return to form in 2017. Activision reported a “better-than-expected” fourth quarter, citing record sales numbers. Their line-up for 2017 so far looks precariously slim, with only two main titles, Destiny 2 and Call of Duty, gracing the market so far.

Source: Kotaku.com



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Well it dosent take much to copy and paste and churn the same stuff out the meat grinder does it.

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Really disappointing to see that Activision are still treating their employees so poorly. Layoffs and redundancies might be necessary if there's poor performance or real concerns over financial solvency, but to report record sales with one hand while wielding the axe so brutally with the other is just ridiculous. Here's hoping those affected can find new, better jobs soon!

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Really disappointing to see that Activision are still treating their employees so poorly. Layoffs and redundancies might be necessary if there's poor performance or real concerns over financial solvency, but to report record sales with one hand while wielding the axe so brutally with the other is just ridiculous. Here's hoping those affected can find new, better jobs soon!

 

I've always heard that Activision was not the best place to work.  So unfortunate for a company of that caliber to treat their employees like that.

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