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Parmen
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Activision Blizzard in trouble, 800 fired in first wave of layoffs
CNBC article

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The layoffs would be part of a restructuring effort as the company faces sluggish sales


Not the sole reason, but not releasing COD BLOPS 4 on Steam for PC and putting it on Battle.Net didn't help and culled sales, also slapping the community in the face with that Diablo Immortal announcement. WoW is old and overstayed now.

You can't run a company on just Overwatch which apparently has been lackluster recently.

Feel bad the employees have to suffer because of upper level management.
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bountyhunter
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re: Activision Blizzard in trouble, 800 fired in first wave of layoffs
Can't overcome poor decisions in all your major products and expect things to be great. WoW has been stuck on repeat for the last 4 expansions, nothing really notably new or interesting in a long time in that game.


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Billy Mays
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re: Activision Blizzard in trouble, 800 fired in first wave of layoffs
Might as well make Overwatch F2P now.

Hearthstone has some new competition in the digital card game market now too (MTG Arena).

Maybe their strategy is to ride out the Battle Royale fad - good luck running a business on that trend ending soon though.



Parmen
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re: Activision Blizzard in trouble, 800 fired in first wave of layoffs
They stopped Heroes of the Storm too IIRC


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LSU Coyote
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re: Activision Blizzard in trouble, 800 fired in first wave of layoffs
Why?

Diablo Immortal will make millions! We all have phones.
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re: Activision Blizzard in trouble, 800 fired in first wave of layoffs
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Battle Royale fad - good luck running a business on that trend ending soon though




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finchmeister08
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re: Activision Blizzard in trouble, 800 fired in first wave of layoffs
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Activision Blizzard laying off hundreds of employees

is one of them David Vonderhaar?


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SonicAndBareKnuckles
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re: Activision Blizzard in trouble, 800 fired in first wave of layoffs
Activision to upset laid off workers:

“Do you guys not have résumés?”


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geauxtigers87
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re: Activision Blizzard in trouble, 800 fired in first wave of layoffs
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Diablo Immortal will make millions! We all have phones.




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PEPE
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re: Activision Blizzard in trouble, 800 fired in first wave of layoffs
They should all learn to coalmine.


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LSU Coyote
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re: Activision Blizzard in trouble, 800 fired in first wave of layoffs
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They should all learn to coalmine.



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Displaced
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re: Activision Blizzard in trouble, 800 fired in first wave of layoffs
Don't worry. That Diablo mobile game will save everything!


Hu_Flung_Pu
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re: Activision Blizzard in trouble, 800 fired in first wave of layoffs
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but not releasing COD BLOPS 4 on Steam for PC and putting it on Battle.Net didn't help and culled sales


I hope you have stock in Valve. Do you have relations with the owner?


Centinel
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re: Activision Blizzard in trouble, 800 fired in first wave of layoffs
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They should all learn to coalmine.




Well played sir, well played.


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sicboy
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re: Activision Blizzard in trouble, 800 fired in first wave of layoffs
The love sick steam fanboy'ism is something.


BulldogXero
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re: Activision Blizzard in trouble, 800 fired in first wave of layoffs
I thought this was mostly due to the Activision/Bungie split.


Hu_Flung_Pu
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re: Activision Blizzard in trouble, 800 fired in first wave of layoffs
I would imagine that was it.


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LSU Coyote
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re: Activision Blizzard in trouble, 800 fired in first wave of layoffs
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The love sick steam fanboy'ism is something.

Guess I'm a Steam Fanboy.


SeeeeK
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re: Activision Blizzard in trouble, 800 fired in first wave of layoffs
LOL at the next Call of Duty.

they are bringing back the campaign, no, not a new one, they are remastering MW2 campaign. LOLOL Talk about a shite franchise with lazy arse studios.





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teke184
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re: Activision Blizzard in trouble, 800 fired in first wave of layoffs
Sorry for the employees but this is likely due to shitty management decisions.

You can only run annual updates of certain games for so long before they wear out their welcome or get replaced by something better.


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