Microsoft announces 1,900 dismissals following Activision Blizzard acquisition

Cuts extend across Activision Blizzard, Xbox and ZeniMax

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Microsoft announces 1,900 dismissals following Activision Blizzard acquisition

Microsoft will cut approximately 1,900 jobs in its gaming division, just over three months after the completion of its monumental $69 billion acquisition of video game giant Activision Blizzard.

The job cuts equate to an 8% reduction in Microsoft's 22,000-person-strong gaming workforce, as revealed in an internal company memo obtained by The Verge. The impact of the layoffs extends acro...

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