Feb 29, 2012

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Blizzard Down Six Hundred

Blizzard Down Six Hundred

It was announced today that there would be a rather large layoff at Blizzard. They are cutting their staff by 600 employees. Mike Morhaime, CEO of Blizzard, said:

Constant evaluation of teams and processes is necessary for the long-term health of any business. We’re grateful to have had the opportunity to work with the people impacted by today’s announcement, we’re proud of the contributions they made here at Blizzard, and we wish them well as they move forward.

Only about 10% of the laid-off employees were in actual game development. None of the affected staff were working on World of Warcraft or Diablo III.

[Source: Beefjack]