There are countless games to get excited for this year, and one of the titles on everyone’s list is the upcoming Call Of Duty game.
Not too much is known about the 2019 addition to the COD franchise, but we’re slowly getting to hear more and more news about what we can expect.
Rob Kostich, president of Activision, said: “[COD 2019 will have] an entirely new campaign, a huge and expansive multiplayer world, and some fun co-op gameplay.”
CFO of the company, Dennis Durkin, also added that the game will add more to the COD series, but is also “rooted in some of the franchise’s most important history.”
Last year’s COD game, Black Ops 4, didn’t have a traditional single-player campaign, so this is some exciting news for fans of the classic games in the series.
Blown away by the scale of Activision Blizzard’s layoffs. With one swoop, they’ve decimated 800 jobs.
It really puts it in perspective when you consider Australia has around 1000 full time games jobs.
I hope the people losing their jobs have suitable severance packages. ?
— Leena (@LeenaVanD) February 12, 2019
Unfortunately, the news comes at a sad time, as the announcement was made during the same call in which Activision Blizzard confirmed it would be letting go of approximately 800 employees – around 8% of its employees.
The shocking lay-offs are even more of a surprise as Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has previously announced that 2018’s financial results for the company were “the best in our history.”
Unlike during the collapse of studio Telltale Games last year, Activision Blizzard employees who have lost their jobs have at least been given a “comprehensive severance package.”
Activision-Blizzard will lay off around 800 people. Whilst they’re getting severance packages, we should help them get back on their feet.
— Sam Sharma (@s3rioussam) February 12, 2019
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