A spokesperson for the company told us: "We are not disclosing the number of impacted employees or specific divisions, other than what was contained in the earnings release and email from Steve Ballmer. Xbox LIVE remains to be a major focus area for IEB. No aspects of the service will be negatively affected by Thursday's announcement. Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE had its biggest year ever and these changes are not directly related to the performance of the business. The realignments of headcount are directly intended to strengthen the Xbox 360 platform and align resources with key strategic initiatives, including Xbox LIVE."
So, in short, we're not going to be getting much more info from Microsoft. We do have to say though, considering all the nice, helpful people that have recently lost their gigs, that last sentence is pretty icy.
- Key specs
- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store
- Drive capacity 4 GB
- Controller type Wired, Wireless
- Motion controls Camera / optical
- Video outputs Component, HDMI (v1.4)
- Weight 10.9 lb
- Released 2010-08-03
Microsoft Xbox One