Microsoft’s Gaming Divisions Face Layoffs

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In a significant move, Microsoft has reportedly laid off 1,900 employees from its video game workforce, as reported by Wesley Yin-Poole from IGN. The layoffs come amidst a broader restructuring within the company, which has affected various departments.

The decision to reduce the workforce is part of Microsoft’s ongoing adjustments to its business operations, reflecting the company’s strategic planning. The layoffs are expected to impact several areas within Microsoft’s gaming division, although specific details on the affected roles and projects have not been disclosed.

Microsoft has not yet released an official statement regarding the layoffs, and further information is awaited on how this will impact the company’s future gaming projects and initiatives. Still, Activision Blizzard Entertainment President, Mike Ybarra, has made public via X (formerly known as Twitter) that he is leaving the company.

These news are always heartbreaking. No matter the company behind, employees are people and deserve stability. We’ll have to see how this affects not only the departments and teams affected, but also services like Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming. Worthy of note: last year, Game Pass saw an increment in price.

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