Infinity Ward And Other Activision Studios Affected By Layoffs

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Activision’s layoffs have affected many of their internal studios including Infinity Ward and Beenox. According to Kotaku 20 people from the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare development team Infinity Ward were laid off.

This news comes straight on the heels of Activision’s latest earnings call where they acknowledged Infinite Warfare as not “the success we planned,” because the “space setting didn’t resonate with players.” Despite being the best selling game of the year in the US, Infinite Warfare was not as much of a breakout success as other entries in the Call of Duty franchise.

Activision’s statement on the situation: “Activision Publishing is realigning our resources to support our upcoming slate and adapt to the accelerating transition to digital, including opportunities for digital add-on content.” Considering Activision’s record year and empty slate for 2017, the layoffs seem to indicate some internal panicking.

This year’s entry in the Call of Duty series will take the series “back to its roots” which we have some blind speculation on here. You can also check out Kotaku’s report on the situation here.

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