Sorry. More Microsoft layoff news. Seems in addition to the Flight Sim and Gamerscore sackings, Microsoft have also laid off a number of testers, as well as members of the Games for Windows team.

According to Venturebeat, around 30% of Microsoft's video game testers have been shown the door, so if your next Microsoft Games Studio game is buggy as hell, least you'll know why. Venturebeat also say that come next week, there'll be a management restructure.

Which had better involve the triumphant return of J Allard. To light the game group's darkest hour.


In addition to these, we've also heard that there have been sackings at the Games for Windows group, though at this stage the number of affected remains unclear.

Microsoft’s game studios take a beating in layoffs; flight sim studio closure confirmed [VentureBeat]