Xbox boss Phil Spencer has reached out to Xbox workers throughout the corporate, acknowledging that it has been “a tough week” and that whereas “this week’s actions had been painful selections”, it “set [Xbox] up for the long-term success of our merchandise and enterprise”.
The e-mail – which was shared by Kotaku – follows Microsoft’s monumental spherical of 10,000 layoffs that impacted a number of Xbox studios, together with Halo studio, 343 Industries.
“This has been a tough week throughout Microsoft, and right here, inside our groups. Now that lots of the 1:1 and workforce conversations have occurred, I wish to take a second to reiterate the message that you just heard out of your leaders,” Spencer’s e mail started.
“This can be a difficult second in our enterprise, and this week’s actions had been painful selections. The Gaming Management Crew (GLT) needed to make choices that we felt set us up for the long-term success of our merchandise and enterprise, however the person outcomes of these choices are actual. I do know that hurts. Thanks for supporting our colleagues as they course of these adjustments.
“Over the approaching weeks we may have many alternatives to attach and reply your questions, together with the Month-to-month Gaming Replace subsequent week for groups who attend that assembly, and I’m in shut contact with groups at ZeniMax to supply help,” Spencer addes “The GLT and I are dedicated to being as clear as we are able to. Shifting ahead with ambiguity is difficult, however I’m assured that collectively, we are going to get by way of this tough second in time.
“Xbox has a protracted historical past of success because of the work you do in service of gamers, creators, and one another,” the message concludes. “Your work is so deeply appreciated and valued in these occasions of change and is integral to our enterprise momentum. I’m assured in our future and proud to be a part of this workforce, but in addition acutely aware that it is a difficult time and I wish to thanks for the whole lot you do right here.”
Microsoft beforehand minimize “a whole bunch” of positions in October final 12 months, together with some workforce members working within the firm’s Xbox division. The redundancies come forward of Microsoft’s subsequent monetary outcomes briefing, due on twenty fourth January.