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Activision-Blizzard: The studio behind Call of Duty Warzone in turmoil!


Business news Activision-Blizzard: The studio behind Call of Duty Warzone in turmoil!

With more than 200 million players, Call of Duty Warzone is one of the few battle royale that has managed to win. While Activision-Blizzard is at the heart of a storm linked to its corporate culture, the studio Raven Software, studio director of the battle royale, would have been cut off from part of its workforce.

The quality assurance department at the heart of the matter

According to a new article in the Washington Post, Raven Software reportedly lost nearly a third of the people currently working in the quality assurance department. This social plan would be linked to a “restructuring of the studio”, and several meetings are said to be underway with the subcontractors to tell the people concerned if they are being promoted to full-time positions or if they will have to pack their bags. According to the information gathered, future licensees will remain under contract until January 28, but can terminate earlier if they wish.

The studio has yet to comment on the decision, but she is not due to recent financial results, since according to SuperData, the company would have generated nearly two billion dollars during the third quarter of 2021. Extremely rare, a person currently employed at Activision-Blizzard, a commented on the news denouncing broken promises by the publisher. This is Austin O’Brien, community manager associated with Raven Software, who has chosen to speak on Twitter:

At the moment, I am disgusted. My friends in quality assurance at Raven were promised, for months, that Activision was working on a restructuring of wages to increase them. Today, one by one, valuable members of the team were called to meetings and informed that they were being made redundant. These people were invited to move to Madison, Wisconsin, to work there. They will be (unemployed) as of January 28.

Our QA team is doing an incredible job, but it will increase their workload and affect their morale. If any friends in the industry have any open positions, please share them. If that weren’t clear enough: this is crap. It is unfair for these people to chain them up and promise them something better, and then make them leave.

According to Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, QA testers are summoned one by one. As a result, some of them already know their fate, but others are still waiting for their date. A special situation, which in addition to the problems facing the company since the publication of the Wall Street Journal investigation, and the state of California complaint filed this summer.

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