Microsoft has announced the termination of 1,900 positions in the gaming industry, including those at Activision Blizzard.

The downsizing, which accounts for approximately 9% of Microsoft's gaming division, is part of a broader "execution plan" aimed at minimizing redundancies.

The "execution plan" aims to reorganize resources for the future, including the implementation of layoffs as a component..

The decision was made three months after Microsoft completed its acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

Mike Ybarra, the former president of Blizzard, announced his departure from both Microsoft and Blizzard.

Microsoft will offer comprehensive assistance, including location-specific severance, to all employees.

The layoffs are a consequence of the bleak year of 2023, during which over 100,000 tech workers were terminated from their positions.

Despite the layoffs, Microsoft shares remained relatively stable due to the common anticipation of workforce reductions following the completion of major mergers.