Unfortunately, the rumors of a few months ago proved to be true. Today, a large number of redundancies have begun to report within. T Activision Blizzard.
As mentioned, the company has begun today to notify all employees who will be affected by this huge staff cut that provides for surveys of Blizzard, Activision and KingAlthough they lack more detail so far, of course, cuts will mainly affect non-gaming departments such as marketing, administration, publications, or esport.
"In recent years, many of our non-development teams have begun to expand to support different needs. At present, the level of staff in some teams is out of proportion to our capacity. This means that we need to reduce some areas of our organization. I am very sorry that today we need to cut off some of our colleagues in the United States. In our regional offices, we expect similar estimates that will be subordinated to local requirements. […] There is no way to make this transition easy for our employees, but we do what we can to support our colleagues " – can be read in one of the messages J. Allen Brack, president of blizzard, he gave his employees this afternoon.
So far, it is known that the cut has already affected the people of blizzard, which is known to come up with a package of financial and insurance support as well as job support that will seek to help in this difficult transition.
On the other hand Bobby Kottic, Chief Executive Officer Activisionmentioned at the company's shareholders meeting held this afternoon, which provides for a total staff cut of 8%, equivalent to about 700 seats. Interestingly, this decision was made despite the fact that the manager confirmed that the company had reached historical financial data in 2018 and in the middle of the controversy derived from Dennis DurkinThe new Chief Financial Officer of the company, which will receive a $ 15 million bonus for the simple fact that it will take its new position.