Activision has laid off forty employees at High Moon Studios after they completed their upcoming Deadpool game. It is not news when studios have layoffs, but it is always sad news to hear. Activision released a statement about the move.
“Activision Publishing consistently works to align its costs with its revenues – this is an ongoing process,” Activision says. “With the completion of development on Deadpool, we are taking a reduction in staff at High Moon Studios to better align our development talent against our slate. Approximately, 40 full-time employees will be impacted globally. We are offering those employees who are impacted outplacement counseling services.”
We hope all those affected find new work quickly and we look forward to playing [amazon_link id=”B008LW4SCU” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Deadpool[/amazon_link] when it releases this summer.