One in three staff at Activision Blizzard’s Irish unit fears cuts after Microsoft acquisition

New survey shows 37 per cent of staff at the Call of Duty maker, which employs more than 400 people in Ireland, are afraid jobs will be cut due to the $68.7bn deal

Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty: Microsoft has acquired the firm. Picture: Getty

More than one in three workers at the Irish arm of Activision Blizzard, the Call Of Duty video game maker, fear job losses as a result of Microsoft’s $68.7 billion takeover of the firm, the Business Post has learned.

A new survey of staff at the company, seen by this publication, shows that 37 per cent of workers fear layoffs as a result of the Microsoft acquisition, which completed in 2022 after a lengthy battle ...