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Jason Schreier

Jason Schreier
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Jan 18
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Microsoft is laying off 10,000 people today, including in its gaming divisions such as Xbox and Bethesda. This mass layoff arrives exactly one year after Microsoft announced plans to purchase Activision Blizzard for $69 billion bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

The scale is not yet clear, but Bloomberg has so far confirmed job cuts at Bethesda Game Studios (Starfield) and 343 Interactive (Halo). A Microsoft spokesperson declined to comment on how many employees of the gaming division were laid off
Story on the Microsoft layoffs including the gaming division: bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
Microsoft won't share specific numbers, but several employees have told me that 343 Industries was hit hard. This comes in the wake of a long-running hiring freeze and a lot of contractor departures
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made $54.95 million in total compensation last year
NEW: Joe Staten, who joined 343 in 2020 to steer Halo Infinite toward the finish line, is leaving the studio to rejoin Xbox Publishing, Bloomberg has learned
It sounds like 343's Halo Infinite campaign team got hit hard. In an email to staff, studio head Pierre Hintze wrote that "we've made the difficult decision to restructure elements of our team, which means some roles are being eliminated." bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
Jason Schreier

Jason Schreier

@jasonschreier
Reporter at Bloomberg | co-host of @tripleclickpod | New York Times bestselling author of Press Reset + Blood, Sweat, and Pixels + ? | jschreier@gmail | he/him
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