March 1, 2024
Microsoft lays off 1,900 Activision Blizzard and Xbox staff

The tech giant acquired Activision Blizzard three months ago for $69bn

Microsoft is cutting around 1,900 jobs at Activision Blizzard and Xbox this week, per an internal memo from the head of the company’s gaming division.

The cuts represent around 9% of the overall Microsoft Gaming division, which employs roughly 22,000 people, with most of the layoffs set to happen at video game publisher Activision Blizzard. The president of the subsidiary, Mike Ybarra, is also leaving the company. Microsoft did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

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