They are firing 10k while spending 70 billion to acquiree the IPs and a company that have like 9500 employers. Want to see next interviews phill and nadella give, lets hope the people interviewing them have the cojones to ask hard questions and not doing what they keep doing that is allow them to lie and give BS responses. Also just read what fired devs are saying about the management of those studios, if they can barely run what they have imagine how it will be when they have ANOTHER publisher. No regulation org in their right minds shiuld allow microsoft to aquire more publishers and big companies.
The acquisition is an investment, not just some random spending. Layoffs have nothing to do with this. This would have happened if this deal was happening or not. If you have been paying attention, it's layoffs are happening all over tech. A corporation isn't going to suddenly stop investing during times like this.
The devs talking about mismanagement was about one studio, not studios. It's not some widespread issue you are trying to make it out to be. With that said, we don't need someone on twitter to tell us 343 has been mismanaged, but it's good to get confirmation. Also, MS laying off devs at 343 isn't necessarily a bad thing. I've heard many say, MS needs to get involved more. Some time you have to do not very nice things to fixLast edited by smroadkill15 - on 21 January 2023