Blizzard Lets Go of 600 Employees

Blizzard Lets Go of 600 Employees

Not even the creator of the world’s largest and most successful MMORPG is immune to layoffs as Blizzard has just had to make some difficult cuts.

Due to the ever changing nature of the industry, Blizzard has conducted a review of their organizational needs and decided that a staggering 600 layoffs were needed. In order to prevent rumor and speculation from running as rampant as we all know they are capable of, Blizzard came forward and said,

“The company anticipates approximately 90% of the affected employees will come from departments not related to game development. The World of Warcraft® development team will not be impacted.”

With that being said and the collective sigh of relief over, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment Mike Morhaime added a personal note the those affected by the announcement saying,

“…it still does not make letting go of some of our team members any easier. 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.”

Since 90% of the cuts are unrelated to the game development, today’s announcement will in no way affect any development or release schedules.

Blizzard Entertainment Announces Staff Reductions

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