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Report: Activision Blizzard set for hundreds of layoffs

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.

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Alex Calvin launched in August 2017 and has been its editor since. Prior to this, he was deputy editor at UK based games trade paper MCV and content editor for marketing and events for London Games Festival 2017. His work has also appeared in Eurogamer, The Observer, Kotaku UK, Esquire UK and Develop.


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