Microsoft Cancels New Blizzard Video Game After Six Years of Development

This is a modal window. Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window. End of dialog window. Microsoft to Cut 1,900 Gaming Jobs Video-game maker Blizzard Entertainment canceled one of its biggest projects on Thursday as part of a reorganization under new owner Microsoft Corp. that led to mass layoffs of 1,900 people, or 8% of the gaming division’s total staff. The cancelation of the game, codenamed Odyssey , left Blizzard employees reeling as some lost their jobs and others were left wondering about the future of the studio. Microsoft announced the news in an email to employees early Thursday morning, and many members of the Odyssey team were subsequently informed that they were being let go. The news arrived three months after Microsoft closed the $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard in the largest video-game deal in history. BloombergScreentime Hong Kong Life in Amazon’s Expats […]

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