Activision has confirmed cuts in its licensed games division, reporting that 30 full-time employees have been affected by the round of layoffs.
According to a statement obtained by Kotaku, the moves were made to address the company's ongoing effort to align costs with revenues.”
The company also stated it expects to release fewer games based on license properties” in the future.
As a result are realigning our structure to better reflect the market opportunities and our slate,” read the statement. Approximately, 30 full-time employees have been impacted globally, which represents approximately one half of one percent of Activision Blizzard's employee population.
We are offering those employees who are impacted outplacement counseling services.”
The firm added that now that Black Op 2 has launched, the team will see a minor reduction – one that Activision assured won't mean any negative changes or delays regarding DLC for the game.
[We're making a] minimal reduction in staff to better align our development talent against the needs of DLC development. The release of the DLC will not be impacted by this move.”