By Alexander Sliwinski, Joystiq
“Activision Publishing has had a round of layoffs at its Minneapolis location, in preparation for a smaller slate of licensed games next year. Joystiq has been told that 30 full-time employees were let go. These cuts were made at the publishing level and no studio personnel were affected.
“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 informed Joystiq in a prepared statement.”