Activision to Trim its Ranks

In what seems to be a recent trend in video game companies, Activision is preparing to cut its staff. The lay-offs, expected to be about 7 percent of the company’s workforce of 2,200, comes before a foreseen slowdown in software sales. With the transition from one generation to the next, top notch titles are getting far and fewer between and consumers are preparing their money for “the next big thing”. Activision has confirmed that developers will be affected, but I am hoping that the effect won’t be too strongly felt.

Let’s just hope that these companies can reorganize efficiently and come back in full force when the next generation console wars hits its zenith.
In what seems to be a recent trend in video game companies, Activision is preparing to cut its staff. The lay-offs, expected to be about 7 percent of the company’s workforce of 2,200, comes before a foreseen slowdown in software sales. With the transition from one generation to the next, top notch titles are getting far and fewer between and consumers are preparing their money for “the next big thing”. Activision has confirmed that developers will be affected, but I am hoping that the effect won’t be too strongly felt.

Let’s just hope that these companies can reorganize efficiently and come back in full force when the next generation console wars hits its zenith.

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