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Activision Blizzard set to make further layoffs

Activision Blizzard set to make further layoffs

US publishing giant Activision Blizzard is planning on cutting more jobs around the world.

That's according to MCV, which reports that over 100 members of staff in the company's Asia Pacific offices are facing redundancy. Departments set to be impacted include marketing, PR, publishing and localisation.

"We've been exploring how we might best integrate our capabilities across the business and be efficient as we evolve to meet growth opportunities and stay competitive in Asia Pacific," an Activision Blizzard spokesperson said.

"To that end, we have begun conversations with employees regarding a plan to centralise some roles across the region in our Sydney office. Decisions of this nature are never easy and supporting our employees through this process is our number one priority."

This news comes shortly after Activision Blizzard closed its offices in Versailles and The Hague. At the start of 2019, the company announced it was laying off eight per cent of its global workforce, in the region of 800 people.

PCGamesInsider.biz reported on where a number of these cuts had been made, as well as which departments of the company's US business had been hit by 209 members of staff being laid off.

And then just last month, Activision Blizzard boss Robert Kotick (pictured) revealed that the company was looking to fill over 2,000 positions.


PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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