2018 was a tough year for the gaming industry, and it doesn't look like the downward trend is going to let up anytime soon.
Although both companies run autonomously under a single banner, according to a new report over at Bloomberg there are now hundreds of jobs across Activision Blizzard about to be shed.
According to Bloomberg, the layoffs are part of a restructuring to centralise functions and boost profit - following their November conference call past year where they stated how major titles, like Overwatch and Hearthstone, were seeing declining numbers. Aimed at centralising its overall functions, as well as to boost its profits. Back in November during a company conference call, it was acknowledged that key titles - such as Overwatch - saw either flat or declining numbers.
Over on Kotaku, Jason Schreier found his own anonymous source who corroborated the news and said that layoffs in the Blizzard arm of the company were expected to hit non-game development departments primarily - areas such as sales, marketing and publishing.
Despite the changes, analysts are forecasting the company's sales to decline by about 2% from US$7.48 billion (~RM30.46 billion) to US$7.28 billion (~RM29.98 billion). Then there's Bungie leaving Activision after the reported disappointing performance of Destiny 2. In order to publish its franchise independently. CEO of Activision Erich Hirshberg and Mike Morhaime, the boss of Blizzard, both left, while in the beginning of the year, Activision revealed it was firing its CFO Spencer Neumann. Under the Blizzard Entertainment umbrella, the company still rakes in millions from its World of Warcraft MMORPG.
A missed cut in Phoenix, Mickelson said, was due in part to a driver experimentation that he quickly abandoned. And while the fairway lines already have been brought in to be much narrower than usual, the rough was light.
In typical "Winter of 2019" fashion, there will be a change to wintry mix and rain as warmer air moves in from the south. The city will see a small taste of precipitation tonight , with two centimetres of snow expected overnight.
It was signed, in the Swiss city of Bern, by International Trade Secretary Liam Fox and the Swiss federal councillor Guy Parmelin. A transition period would ensure Britain's continued access to the bloc's 40 or so free trade agreements until December 2020.
This award is given to an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, games or television. In addition, Colman will play Prince William's grandmother Queen Elizabeth II in seasons 3 and 4 of Netflix's The Crown .
But government officials said that they may have to cull these polar bears to ensure the safety of the local population. They are frightened to leave homes, and their daily routines are broken", Minayev said.
That wintry mix will form in large part due to temperatures that forecasters expect to slowly climb while precipitation falls. A special weather statement has been issued for Waterloo Region, Wellington County and much of Southern Ontario.
The photos were taken almost 10 minutes after the probe passed its closest point to the rock. In early January , the $720 million New Horizons mission captured pictures of Ultima Thule.
Ronaldo in the act again as Juve thrash Sassuolo in Serie A
Now it has left second-placed Napoli trailing after Carlo Ancelotti's side was held to a goalless draw at Fiorentina on Saturday. If the opponents are really clammed up, you need to pass around them. "However, we want to do even more".
Trump to Sign Artificial Intelligence Order
President Donald Trump is directing federal agencies to focus on artificial intelligence (AI), multiple outlets have reported. Eighteen other countries have beaten America to the punch in that regard.
Grammys 2019: Pop star Dua Lipa crowned as Best New Artist
Dua was overwhelmed with emotion while waiting backstage as the victor was announced following her performance with St. She also received a Grammy nomination this year for Best Dance Recording for her single "Electricity" with Silk City.
21 dead, 14 injured in Istanbul building collapse
So far, 14 people have been pulled alive from the wreckage of the building in Istanbul's mostly residential Kartal district. Erdogan yesterday (Saturday) visited the site and said the death toll had risen to 18 with 14 injured.
Another winter storm brewing in the GTA, to arrive Tuesday
If you're driving west, London and area isn't expected to get much snow, just 5 centimeters, but freezing rain will be an issue. A low pressure system over the Southern Plains States may intensify into a storm as it tracks over Southern Ontario.
Polar bears invade Russian islands
An expert team will be dispatched to the archipelago to assess the situation and prevent the predators' attacks on humans. However, residents risk being prosecuted if they attempt to shoot the endangered bears.