A number of positions at Xbox could be cut in a big upcoming Microsoft restructure.
Two sources close to Microsoft have let onto Bloomberg that a big company shake up is on the cards with some at Xbox in the firing line.
As of June 5th Microsoft employed over 127,000 staff some 30,000 of whom were absorbed following MIcrosoft’s acquisition of Nokia smartphones.
According to the report some cuts will hit the marketing departments for businesses such as the global Xbo team and engineering. Others are likely to come as merged Nokia and Microsoft divisions are streamlined.
While Microsoft have not responded to the claims Bloomberg expect confirmation of the layoff allegations to come soon as Microsoft report their fiscal fourth quarter earnings on July 22nd.
In a recent mission statement from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella affirmed an ongoing commitment to Xbox stating that they. “"will continue to vigorously innovate and delight gamers".
Microsoft’s last round of layoffs at Xbox happened back in April when following. Phil Spencer’s promotion to head of games an unspecified number of developers were let go.
The reported imminent company redundancies could be the largest in Microsoft’s history overtaking 5,800 jobs cut in 2009.