Microsoft to lay off 10,000 employees across company (including Xbox, Bethesda)

Started by the-pi-guy, Jan 18, 2023, 04:39 PM

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That is pretty much what I've heard. (I know the 18 months bit is a legal requirement for contractors).
Working for 18 months, probably isn't conducive to game development. If a game is in development for 36 months, or maybe even 60 months; by the end of it that feature probably needs to be changed or maybe isn't relevant in the first place. You're also not able to keep any talent long term.  

I think Google and Amazon had similar struggles, where the style of management that makes the rest of their software work, just doesn't work for game development.

Yeah I live in the midwest.  
okay, then you probably already "got" most of my post before i wrote it. I just know some of us are from europe but that my memory for that sort of thing isn't reliable. 





I wonder if the hololens team in my company will get redistributed after this.  I can't imagine putting effort into this if MS is abandoning it. 


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