More Job Losses At Xbox, “There’s More To Come”: Paul Thurrott

More Job Losses At Xbox Soon, "There's More To Come": Paul Thurrott

Award-winning tech journalist Paul Thurrott in a recent episode commented on the on-going Microsoft fiasco hinting at more job losses and that “there’s more to come”.

In an episode with his peer and tech journalist Brad Sams, Paul said the situation is not helping the morale of the people at Microsoft’s Xbox Games Division. The company’s fiscal year ends June 30 and Brad mentions how “somewhere around the new fiscal year, there’s always a shuffle in the deck.”

“This is a lot of shuffling, though”, comments Paul. Brad further comments that “the slightly concerning part is that there will be continued shuffling in roughly the July timeframe”, just after the end of the fiscal year.

“Like I said, you spend that much money, you now have a top heavy staff in this part of the company,” Paul said. “Obviously there’s going to be consolidation, that is going to result in job losses.

As we all know, Microsoft is a business after all. “Anybody who thought Microsoft was buying up studious to protect some sort of game industry,” says Brad, “you’re learning very quickly that that’s not who they are.”

Over 1900 people lost their jobs in January and Microsoft has shut down game development companies, including Tango Gameworks, the studio behind the heavily-acclaimed title Hi-Fi Rush.

You can watch the entire episode here.

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