After the layoffs of all those Xbox employees I'm beginning to retract my previous opinion on the acquisition. They can afford a company with about 9800 employees but have to layoff 10000 of their own? Fucking horse shit. -_-
It's not about affording or not affording; it's about appeasing shareholders. It's certainly not a perfect system, but it's how corporation's functions. On the Xbox side of things, they weren't/won't be hit nearly as hard as other MS divisions. There's not an exact number but my guess is roughly 100 out of 10,000 with 343i hit the hardest. That number may grow since the layoffs continue until March, but it's still a very small portion of the total employees laid off. With that said, the Xbox division is still hiring for varies studio positions.