Microsoft Studios Suffers Layoffs

Microsoft Studios has suffered an unspecified number of layoffs today according to Microsoft and two of the employees who lost their jobs.

The recently laid off Elbert Perez and Patrick Loughman were both let go although it is assumed there were others also. In fact, Microsoft had the following to say about the layoffs which occurred:

At Xbox, our goal is to constantly create new fun, social, and interactive entertainment experiences. As part of our commitment to this goal, we are always evaluating our development priorities, and there are times when decisions need to be made to realign plans and refocus our efforts. Microsoft Studios continues to grow as an overall organization as we focus and invest in key priority areas that will drive future profitable growth.

When later asked by GameInformer as to how many were laid off, Microsoft said, "While we do not discuss personnel decisions, the team affected was small relative to the overall size of Microsoft Studios."

We wish the best of luck to those laid off.