Phil Spencer acknowledges that the Microsoft layoffs have been “painful decisions” that “set them up for long-term success”

the possible recession and uncertainty in the technology landscape has led to giant companies to restructure certain elements of the organizational chart of each company. That is why the 10,000 recent layoffs from Microsoft are not just a matter of Redmond, as Google also announced a large cut in staff, to which must be added Amazon’s drastic decisions.

This way, Xbox got hit too with layoffs but they are “difficult decisions“, according to Phil Spencer. This also affected Bethesda, The Coalition and 343 Industries, especially the latter team. Given this situation, the head of Xbox had to come out to reassure the staff who continue to work in the company. Kotaku media claims to have read an email from Spencer Targeted at all Xbox Game Studios.

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“This is a challenging time in our business, and this week’s actions were painful decisions”

“This has been a tough week across Microsoft, and within our teams. Now that many of the conversations have happened, I want to take a moment to reiterate the message that you heard from your leaders. This is a challenging moment in our business, and this week’s actions were painful decisions” Spencer points out.

“Gaming’s management team had to make decisions that, in our opinion, set you up for long-term success of our products and our business, but the individual results of those decisions are real. i know that hurts. Thank you for supporting our colleagues as they process these changes,” acknowledges the head of Xbox whose statements have been collected from VGC.

“Gaming’s management team had to make decisions that set us up for the long-term success of our products and our business”

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“In the coming weeks we will have many opportunities to connect and answer your questionsincluding next week’s Monthly Games Update for the teams that attend that meeting, and I’m in close contact with the teams at ZeniMax to provide support. Moving forward with ambiguity is a challenge, but I am confident that together we will overcome this difficult moment,” says the manager.

“Moving forward with ambiguity is a challenge, but I am confident that together we will overcome this difficult moment”

“Xbox has a long history of success thanks to the work you do serving players, creators and others. Your work is highly appreciated and valued in these times of change and is an integral part of our business drive. I am confident in our future and I am proud to be part of this team, but also I am aware that these are difficult times and I want to thank you for everything you do here,” concludes Phil Spencer.

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Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, clarified that the cuts and layoffs were being made “in response to the macroeconomic conditions and changes in client priorities“However, from Business Insider they pointed out that the layoffs were also aimed at those low-performing employees in certain areas of Microsoft.

343 former employees criticized Microsoft

A couple of days ago we rescued criticism of Microsoft from former developers who were working at 343 Industries. One of them pointed out that “the layoffs in 343 should not have happened and Halo Infinite should be in better shape. The reason for both is a incompetent leadershipsaid Patrick Wren, a worker for 8 years in 343i and Senior Multiplayer Designer on Halo Infinite. The toughest was from Tyler Owens, who was in Halo 5 and stressed that “they have set Halo to failure