(Paris) Video game publisher Activision Blizzard notified about 270 employees at the Versailles site on Tuesday that it intended to shut it down, the company was told.
Posted October 6, 2020 at 3:53 PM.
“We informed our employee representatives about a plan to reorganize our operations. The implementation of this project would lead to the closure of the Versailles office, "the company said in a statement to AFP.
" With this in mind, we are working on several processes and a meeting of the CSE (social and economic committee). ) is scheduled for October 13-14, "she added.
Activision justifies this decision to close by its desire to" adapt to a constantly evolving and highly competitive digital industry ".
" It The goal is to maximize the talent and expertise we have, ”he said.
Activision Blizzard is the publisher of global game hits like Call of Duty and Candy Crush. , driven by the coronavirus pandemic, announced August sales of nearly $ 2 billion over the period, up 38% year-on-year, while predicting only $ 1.7 billion.
It predicts n u net revenues of nearly 7.3 billion in 2020 (versus 6.8 billion announced in May), for adjusted earnings per share of $ 2.87 (versus $ 2.62).
And he specified that these were "cautious" orientations, even taking into account "outperformance" at the time if the overall risks to the economy associated with the health crisis "do not materialize."