Microsoft introduced final month that it will be chopping 1,900 jobs throughout its total gaming division, with studios throughout Xbox, Activision Blizzard, and Bethesda set to be impacted, and the total ramifications of that contemporary spherical of mass layoffs are persevering with to return to mild.
As reported by SF Chronicle, state filings in California have revealed that Activision Blizzard is shedding 86 workers at a studio headquartered in Novato at 4 Hamilton Touchdown- which is the handle of Toys for Bob’s workplace. Toys for Bob is, in fact, the creator of the Skylanders franchise, and has additionally developed Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon titles, together with, in recent times, the likes of Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, Crash Group Rumble, and Spyro Reignited Trilogy.
Along with shedding a good portion of its workforce, Toys for Bob can also be shutting down its workplace. Nevertheless, as reported on Twitter by Home windows Central’s Jez Corden and Seasoned Gaming’s editor-in-chief Ainsley Bowden, the developer isn’t shutting down, with the closure of its bodily workplace suggesting that will probably be going totally remote- at the least on a brief foundation, till it relocates to a smaller (and presumably cheaper) workplace.
Name of Obligation studio Sledgehammer Video games has additionally lowered its workforce considerably as a part of Microsoft’s layoffs, having let go over 70 of its workers. Beforehand, it was reported that, as a result of layoffs, Blizzard Leisure’s unannounced survival sport had additionally been cancelled after over six years of growth.
I additionally acquired affirmation that Toys for Bob isn’t closing down. https://t.co/UQzxRzudpf
— Jez (@JezCorden) February 8, 2024