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Blizzard make record profits, but cut 800 staff

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Three of Seven, Wed 13 Feb, 2019 1:42 AM
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    #1
    A number of places are reporting on this, a lot of Blizzard staff are being cut, despite record profits, some treated less well than others when it comes to severance pay.

    https://www.mmo-champion.com/content...ll-and-Layoffs
    https://blizzardwatch.com/2019/02/12...tting-8-staff/

    There have been a lot of big names, community mannagers, and PR guys who are among those who are now out of work. It's really sad to read about this, so many familiar faces in those who have said they no longer have a job at Blizzard too. For some, this was their dream job, now it's gone. I can't even begin to imagin how that would feel.
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    #2
    “20% increase in development resources in aggregate for Call of Duty, Candy Crush, Overwatch, Warcraft, Hearthstone and Diablo.”

    Let that process for a minute.
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    #3
    Shouldn't be too surprising, Activision bought King almost three years ago exactly, and we all know mobile gaming is a hugely profitable market

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    If there was ever a game studio I never expected to see get into trouble like this, it was Blizzard. The influence of Activision has finally bled into it.
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    #5
    This is actually terrible, my heart goes out to all those employees. I remember reading a tweet which said there were blizzard employees hugging each-other on the last day, they didn't deserve this. Apparently they are getting a "generous" compensation package, which doesn't help much..

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