Microsoft Studios hit with layoffs

Microsoft Studios has been hit with layoffs according to former staff members, although it isn’t yet clear which studios and projects may have been affected.

A spokesperson for the company confirmed the layoffs in a statement provided to VideoGamer.com this afternoon, stating:

“At Xbox, our goal is to constantly create new fun, social and interactive entertainment experiences. As part of our commitment to this goal, we are always evaluating our development priorities, and there are times when decisions need to be made to realign plans and refocus our efforts.

“Microsoft Studios continues to grow as an overall organization as we focus and invest in key priority areas that will drive future profitable growth.”

www.videogamer.com

David Wriglesworth

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.

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