Amazon has laid off more than 100 employees across its gaming divisions, including Prime Gaming, Game Growth and Amazon Games, as part of ongoing layoffs across the company. The latest job cuts come days after the company fired thousands of employees from the Amazon Web Services (AWS) vertical.
According to a report from Engadget, the company is now reassigning workers to projects that fit its “strategic focus”. “The fired employees are already being notified and will receive severance pay, health benefits and paid time off to find a new job,” the report said.
In an internal memo, the company said the cuts came after Amazon weighed ongoing projects against its “long-term goals.”
Amazon is currently only offering ‘New World’ games and its move to popularize a free-to-play shooter game called ‘Crucible’ was shelved after only a few months.
In March, the e-commerce giant announced layoffs of another 9,000 employees across Amazon Web Services (AWS), Twitch, advertising and HR. In a memo, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said that as the company concludes the second phase of its operational plan. “I’m writing to share that we intend to eliminate approximately 9,000 more positions over the next few weeks, mostly across AWS, PXT, AdWords, and Twitch.”
Amazon initially eliminated 18,000 positions in January and “we completed the second phase of our plan this month, leading us to cut these additional 9,000 roles”.
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