Activision has confirmed that it has eliminated 30 full-time positions at its Minneapolis office. The Minneapolis Minnesota office was mostly recently responsible for licensed titles such as the Cabela hunting games. The reduction in staff is due to Activision's new strategy for 2013 which will offer substantially fewer licensed titles in 2013.
"Like any successful business, Activision Publishing consistently works to align its costs with its revenues – this is an ongoing process," an Activision spokesperson told Joystiq. "In 2013, we expect that our Minneapolis division will release fewer games based on third-party licenses than we released during 2012."
"As a result, we are realigning the structure of our Activision Minneapolis division to better reflect our slate and the market opportunities," the Activision spokesperson continued. "We are working to redirect those employees that are impacted to other parts of the company where possible, as well as offering them outplacement counseling services."