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Gaming News: "600 Jobs"
Posted: Wednesday February 29th, 2012 by

Blizzard announced this morning that in a company reevaluation they have decided to cut 600 jobs worldwide. Assurances were made that "90 percent of the affected employees will come from departments not related to game development". [more info] But what kind of reassurance is it to know that 600 people are now trying to figure out what to do next.

Now in reading the news in various places I saw reader comments questioning Activision's role in this. And despite my inclusion of the hockey mask wearing Kotick wielding the proverbial "axe", I don't see him being directly responsible. Sure it might be corporate guidance to reduce overhead but who knows where the decision to cut 600 jobs really comes from? It could very well be that they're outsourcing customer support making those current 600 jobs redundant. **shrugs** Like I said, I dunno. And a letter from Mike Morhaime to the community didn't really shine any lights on the matter. [more info]

All I know is that cutting 600 jobs sucks. I hope everyone does well in the aftermath. GU wishes you all the best.

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