A wave of layoffs has reached Microsofts gaming studios

A wave of layoffs has reached Microsoft’s gaming studios – the developers of Starfield, Halo Infinite and Gears of War have been attacked

Bloomberg journalist Jason Schreier walks in publication material and Kotaku Portal reported that the previously announced massive job cuts at Microsoft will also affect the gaming division.

    Image Source: Steam (Trancer)

Image Source: Steam (Trancer)

Let’s recall, within the framework of the official reference, the CEO of Microsoft Nadella Satya (Satya Nadella) confirmed that by March 31, about 10,000 employees (about 5% of the total) will leave the company.

The cuts have also affected Microsoft’s in-house game studios: Bethesda Game Studios (now developing Starfield), 343 Industries (Halo Infinite), and The Coalition (Gears series), according to Bloomberg and Kotaku sources.

    Image Source: Steam

Image Source: Steam

reportedWhat “to wipe” received 343 branches. portal Lords of Gambling speaks of 60 laid-off workers. At least two already former Employees confirmed the split from the studio.

343 Industries head Pierre Hintze said in an email to employees that the company “hard decision made” about the restructuring of the team, in connection with which some roles were abolished.

    Staten with the 343 Industries team behind (Image source: Xbox)

Staten with the 343 Industries team behind (Image source: Xbox)

Creative director and Halo franchise veteran Joseph Staten, who joined 343 Industries in 2020 to help fix Halo Infinite, will leave the studio and return to the Xbox publishing arm.

It is noteworthy that exactly one year after the announcement of the acquisition of Activision Blizzard for 68.7 billion dollars, Microsoft disclosed the plan for mass layoffs and the record deal was opposed by the US Federal Trade Commission.

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