Xbox’s UK-based European marketing division is said to have been earmarked for significant cuts, along with engineering teams and divisions related to the Nokia business Microsoft acquired earlier this year.
Meanwhile, a source has told MCV that the Xbox team in Reading will be “significantly impacted”, with an internal announcement expected this Thursday.
“Microsoft will continue to vigorously innovate and delight gamers with Xbox,” he said. “Xbox is one of the most-revered consumer brands, with a growing online community and service, and a raving fan base.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
“Bottom line, we will continue to innovate and grow our fan base with Xbox while also creating additive business value for Microsoft.”
Microsoft could reportedly announce the redundancies as early as this week.