Activision has laid off about 30 employees from its studios, according to a statement given to Kotaku. A number of the layoffs were at Treyarch, the studio behind Call of Duty: Black Ops II, as well at studios involved in the development of licensed games.
"Like any successful business, Activision Publishing consistently works to align its costs with its revenues—this is an ongoing process," read the statement. "In 2013, we expect to release fewer games based on license properties and as a result are realigning our structure to better reflect the market opportunities and our slate."
"Approximately, 30 full-time employees have been impacted globally, which represents approximately one half of one percent of Activision Blizzard's employee population. We are offering those employees who are impacted outplacement counseling services."
"Now that we have launched Black Op II, we are taking a minimal reduction in staff to better align our development talent against the needs of DLC development. The release of the DLC will not be impacted by this move."
And all the spokesman said was "DLC will not be impacted."