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Activision Lays Off 1% Of Its Workforce, Shuts Down Budcat Creations

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2010 @ 3:56 p.m. PST

It seems that the Bizarre Creations troubles are not the only looming signs over at Activision, as 88 positions (approximately 1% of its workforce) in its California-based Quality Assurance team have been laid off, and Iowa-based Budcat Creations has been shut down.

Activision statement:

We continue to streamline our music development resources to ensure that they are aligned against our slate and strategic goals. As a result, we are implementing a targeted reduction in jobs in our Quality Assurance team in California and closing our Budcat studio in Iowa. Budcat has been a great partner to Activision and has created a lasting impact on the Guitar Hero franchise.

Approximately 88 positions, or approximately 1% of our global workforce, will be impacted by these reductions. We are working to redirect those employees that are impacted to other parts of the company where possible, as well as offering them outplacement counseling services.

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