Blizzard to Lay Off 600 Employees

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The World of WarCraft company sees a massive reduction in staff in non-game development areas.  90% of those affected are not in game development and The World of Warcraft development team will not be impacted.Blizzard drops 600 employees

“Constant evaluation of teams and processes is necessary for the long-term health of any business. Over the last several years, we’ve grown our organization tremendously and made large investments in our infrastructure in order to better serve our global community. However, as Blizzard and the industry have evolved we’ve also had to make some difficult decisions in order to address the changing needs of our company,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “Knowing that, it still does not make letting go of some of our team members any easier. We’re grateful to have had the opportunity to work with the people impacted by today’s announcement, we’re proud of the contributions they made here at Blizzard, and we wish them well as they move forward.”

Blizzard’s current development and publishing schedules will not be impacted. The company will announce specific release plans for Diablo III in the near future, and it’s continuing to drive aggressively toward beta testing for World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, Blizzard DOTA, and StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm.

Oddly, in the same release, they talked about still hiring for some positions.

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