Blizzard Lays Off 600 Employees

Big news this morning from the house WarCraft built.  Blizzard announced today that they will be laying off a huge amount of employees.  Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime stated, “Over the last several years, we’ve grown our organization tremendously and made large investments in our infrastructure in order to better serve our global community. However, as Blizzard and the industry have evolved we’ve also had to make some difficult decisions in order to address the changing needs of our company.”

There are approximately 600 employees being laid off, although “…90% of the affected employees will come from departments not related to game development.”  This is a big development, but it seems that the World of WarCraft dev team is remaining unaffected by the cut.  More news to come if that does become the case.

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