Obviously, the dismissal, at least in Blizzard, will not directly affect game developers.
According to KotakuBlizzard's current CEO, Jay Allen Brack, has begun sending emails to his subordinates, informing employees of the upcoming mass layoffs, highlighting that he will primarily refer to support departments and not to game developers.
The letter also states that the redundancies will affect not only US offices but also offices in other regions. All former employees are promised decent compensation and help in finding a new job.
Leakey suggests that the basic layoffs at Blizzard will take place in publishers and electronics divisions.