Activision is tightening its boot straps, as it announces staff cuts affecting 30 employees today. Among those affected are staff at Call of Duty: Black Ops II developer Treyarch and various divisions dealing with its licensed products.
"Like any successful business, Activision Publishing consistently works to align its costs with its revenues-this is an ongoing process," the company said in a statement. "In 2013, we expect to release fewer games based on license properties and as a result are realigning our structure to better reflect the market opportunities and our slate.
"Approximately, 30 full-time employees have been impacted globally, which represents approximately one half of one percent of Activision Blizzard's employee population. We are offering those employees who are impacted outplacement counseling services."
The move to reduce staff at Treyarch was made to "better align our development talent against the needs of DLC development." Work on Black Ops II
DLC has reportedly not been affected.