Microsoft has clarified that its Vancouver studio has not closed, and that while some staff may be laid off, that number would not be disclosed.
Reports that “the entire team” or “35 people” had lost their jobs were inaccurate, said the company.
“While we do not discuss personnel decisions, Microsoft Human Resources is working closely with the small number of affected individuals. Microsoft Studios is invested in British Columbia and still has several teams, both in Vancouver and Victoria, which will continue to produce the best entertainment and gaming experiences possible.”
It was announced yesterday that Microsoft had cancelled Microsoft Flight and Project Columbia.