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Report: Activision Blizzard set for hundreds of layoffs

Unclear what teams will be affected by decision

Report: Activision Blizzard set for hundreds of layoffs

Publishing giant Activision Blizzard is reportedly set to lay off hundreds of staff in the next couple of days.

That's according to Bloomberg, which claims that the Call of Duty and Overwatch firm is going to be announcing the cuts on Tuesday, February 12th upon releasing its financials. This figure could likely be in the hundreds as Activision tries to boost its profits. 

Tumultuous year

There's no indication which parts of the games giant are going to be affected by these layoffs. No doubt we'll find out more about the job cuts during Activision Blizzard's investor call.

This follows a rather tumultuous year for the games publisher, whose share price (below) has dropped by 36.5 per cent since February 2018.

Our sister-site PCGamesInsider.biz has the full story.


PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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