Activision Publishing has told Joystiq that 30 full-time employees have been laid off at its office in Minneapolis. The cuts were made due to that Activision has fewer licensed games coming in 2013.
"Like any successful business, Activision Publishing consistently works to align its costs with its revenues - this is an ongoing process. In 2013, we expect that our Minneapolis division will release fewer games based on third-party licenses than we released during 2012," an Activision spokesperson told Joystiq.
"As a result, we are realigning the structure of our Activision Minneapolis division to better reflect our slate and the market opportunities. 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."
Activision's Minneapolis office takes care of licensed titles like Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013 and 007 Legends.