Gaming News, Game Reviews, Game Trailers, Tech News

dtoid   |   japanator   |   flixist   |   tomopop   |   store


 

 

Activision expects to have fewer licensed games this year

0

Approximately 30 full-time employees laid off

Word got out yesterday that Activision had laid off around 30 full-time employees, which was later confirmed by the company. "Like any successful business, Activision Publishing consistently works to align its costs with its revenues -- this is an ongoing process," reads a statement provided to Kotaku. "In 2013, we expect to release fewer games based on license properties and as a result are realigning our structure to better reflect the market opportunities and our slate.

"Approximately, 30 full-time employees have been impacted globally, which represents approximately one half of one percent of Activision Blizzard's employee population. We are offering those employees who are impacted outplacement counseling services."

Thinking back on some of the publisher's licensed games -- Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, and the James Bond franchise -- I don't think I'll be shedding a tear over this decision. Licensed games aren't inherently bad, obviously, but Activision's recent track record is far from good from a quality standpoint.

Activision Lays off About 30 People, Saying There Will Be Fewer Licensed Games This Year [Kotaku]


The article continues below. Login to skip ads, get faster mobile, and dibs on betas
 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Jordan DevoreCo-EIC // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts10648Posts1Blogs 14Following162Followers305

Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random. Disclosure: I backed Double Fine Adventure and Awesomenauts: Starstorm on Kickst... more


 



#Activision #Developer stuff #Industry Bull #layoffs #Licensed
 
 


READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.



 Login with Twitter

 Login with Dtoid

Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!

spacer