The ripple effect of Microsoft’s job cuts on gaming

There are many people who are aware of the fact that Microsoft has made plans to slash at least 10,000 jobs across the nation due poor business along with the fact that the nation is seemingly close to entering an economic recession, Why many employees of Microsoft are going to be negatively affected by these upcoming changes it should be noted that the cuts will affect gaming companies owned by the technological giant including 343 Industries, The Coalition and Bethesda Game Studios. Everyone knows that Microsoft is an American technological corporation that has been competing with the likes of Sony for decades. Many now wonder how a reduced workforce will affect the Microsoft in the future as the company is looking to move closer to more cost effective strategies as it relates to saving money and earning more annual revenue. However, with artificial intelligence taking over almost everything technology related its not too much of a surprise Microsoft is seeking to eliminate tech related jobs left and right. We all know that Microsoft bought out Activision Blizzard back in 2022 for $69 billion and people are wondering whether or not employees of that company futures are now in jeopardy. Also, when it comes down to Activision Blizzard the company already had its well documented issues as the company was hit with a sexual harassment suit back in 2022. It should also be noted that several employees of Activision Blizzard had walked off their job and began protesting around Texas, California and Minnesota studios back in late ’21 due to discontent with the company. During 2019, Activision Blizzard had laid off at 800 people which came as a shock to many especially considering the fact that the layoffs took place before the COVID-19 pandemic happened in 2020. The layoffs that Microsoft intends on making might just be tip of the iceberg in relation to future as the American economy continues its downward spiral. Microsoft downsizing its workforce seems unlikely to have a detrimental on the gaming world but it could possibly be a sign of things to come for companies like Activision Blizzard, 343 Industries and. Bethesda Game studios in relation to the future.

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