Activision Lays Off 30
Activision Publishing has cut 30 employees from its Minneapolis office.
It seems that not even the mighty Activision machine is immune to the vagaries of the videogame industry. The company announced that it has laid off 30 employees from its Minneapolis location due to a shift away from third-party licensed games in the coming year. "Like any successful business, Activision Publishing consistently works to align its costs with its revenues - this is an ongoing process," an Activision rep told Joystiq.
"In 2013, we expect that our Minneapolis division will release fewer games based on third-party licenses than we released during 2012," the rep continued. "As a result, we are realigning the structure of our Activision Minneapolis division to better reflect our slate and the market opportunities. We are working to redirect those employees that are impacted to other parts of the company where possible, as well as offering them outplacement counseling services."
Previously known as Activision Value Publishing, Activision Publishing Minneapolis handles games like Cabela's Big Game Hunter, Goldeneye 007 and 007 Reloaded, Prototype 2 and The Amazing Spider-Man. The company stated that all laid-off employees are at the "publishing level," meaning that no studio personnel will be affected.
So it's NOT the testers? Weird
To be honest, if they are only laying of 30 employees at this point, that's actually doing pretty good by industry standards.
30 employees is half their Minneapolis staff.
Hmm activision 3rd party licensed games release in 2012
MIB: Alien Crisis
so only massive bombs then.
[blishing Minneapolis handles games like Cabela's Big Game Hunter,</i] Goldeneye 007 and 007 Reloaded, Prototype 2 and [i]The Amazing Spider-Man. The company stated that all laid-off employees are at the "publishing level," meaning that no studio personnel will be affected.
Movie tie-in, Movie tie-in, Movie tie-in, samequel, and a remake of something from 1998. At least they got paid for their time?
I thought Activision had jumped off the face of the earth sense the last COD game. oh well.
DON'T CARE, LOL