During today's Activision Blizzard fourth quarter results conference call, CEO Bobby Kotick announced that the company will "reduce complexity and duplication," confirming reports of impending redundancies. Prior to the conversation, Kotaku achieved a letter sent by Blizzard President J. Allen Brack and said the expansion of the company's "non-development team" in recent years has left some staffing levels "out of proportion" with the developer's current release plans.
"This means we have to peel off some areas of the organization. Sorry to share what we're going to split up with some of our US counterparts today," Brack wrote in the letter. "In our regional offices, we expect similar assessments, subject to local requirements."
Brack said that employees who are depreciated will be given "a comprehensive departure package" as well as profit distribution bonuses and job search assistance.
During the earnings call, Activision stated that it will be 8 percent of employees.
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