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Microsoft Slashes 1,900 Jobs Citing "Areas of Overlap" After Activision Blizzard Acquisition


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Microsoft has laid off approximately 1,900 employees, representing 9% of its gaming division, following the completion of its massive acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The company cites a need to streamline operations and reduce redundancies after integrating the two companies' resources. While specific departments remain undisclosed, sources indicate the cuts affect various roles and functions across Activision Blizzard, ZeniMax, and Xbox teams.  Microsoft acknowledges the significant contributions of those impacted, expressing pride in their accomplishments and commitment to supporting them through this transition.

Sources: The Verge, Reuters


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