Update [13/02/2017, 13:46]: Activision has informed us that developer Treyarch has not been affected by this restructure. We've updated the story to reflect this.
Original story follows:
Activision Publishing laid off a number of its employees over the weekend, including those from Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare developer Infinity Ward. Beenox, Activision’s corporate office, and other internal studios were also hit.
In a report from Kotaku, the publisher laid off 5 percent of its workforce across its publishing label, although other divisions like Blizzard Entertainment and MLG weren’t affected. This news comes after an earnings call which reported a “better-than-expected and record fourth-quarter” for 2016.
During the same call, CEO Eric Hirshberg said that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare “didn’t resonate” with players, and that Sledgehammer Games’ entry this year will return to the series’ roots. Infinite Warfare’s developer had around 20 people laid off, sources close to Kotaku claim.
“Activision Publishing is realigning our resources to support our upcoming slate and adapt to the accelerating transition to digital, including opportunities for digital add-on content," said an Activision representative in a statement.