Activision has laid off 30 members of its global staff as a result of "realigning" company structure, but those cuts made to Treyarch will not affect upcoming Black Ops 2 downloadable content.
The company issued the following statement, which is almost word-for-word the statement released during the 2012 October layoffs in Minneapolis:
"Like any successful business, Activision Publishing consistently works to align its costs with its revenues — this is an ongoing process. 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."
Kotaku reports that the layoffs will not affect future DLC releases for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.
"Now that we have launched Black Ops 2, we are taking a minimal reduction in staff to better align our development talent against the needs of DLC development," a representative told Kotaku. "The release of the DLC will not be impacted by this move."
A representative confirmed to Polygon that layoffs are ongoing. We have inquired about which divisions of Activision were directly affected and will update accordingly.