I’ve some necessary information to share with you all right now about the way forward for our enterprise.
As I’ve shared beforehand, our aim for Amazon Video games is to turn out to be one of many main creators of high-quality gaming content material that delights gamers for years to come back. A part of this daring imaginative and prescient includes experimentation as we discover what avid gamers need most and we commonly overview these experiments to make sure we’re creating essentially the most affect.
After our preliminary restructuring in April, it grew to become clear that we wanted to focus our sources much more on the areas which can be rising with the very best potential to drive our enterprise ahead. As such, the management group and I’ve made the tough resolution to shut two of our initiatives – Crown Channel and Recreation Progress. We’re additionally refocusing our efforts for Prime Gaming. We’ve listened to our clients and we all know delivering free video games each month is what they need most, so we’re refining our Prime profit to extend our focus there. With these modifications in our enterprise method come modifications to our resourcing, ensuing within the elimination of simply over 180 roles.
I do know that is tough information and that the affect will likely be felt extensively. It by no means feels good to say goodbye to colleagues. This isn’t a call the management group got here to shortly; it was the results of in depth issues and highway mapping for our future. We’re pleased with the work the groups have been doing, pushing into new areas with weekly content material on Crown Channel, and discovering extra methods to assist publishers attain new audiences with Recreation Progress. However after additional analysis of our companies, it grew to become clear that we want focus our sources and efforts to ship nice video games to gamers now and sooner or later.
Every worker whose position has been impacted ought to now have a stay assembly scheduled this morning so we are able to focus on these modifications instantly. We’re additionally working to make sure all impacted workers are given the assist they want on a person stage, together with severance pay, outplacement providers, medical insurance advantages and extra. Your managers, enterprise leaders and HRBPs can be found for conversations and now we have a licensed counselor accessible 24/7 by our Worker Help Program.
I acknowledge that that is the second time this yr that you’re listening to about org-wide group modifications and seeing colleagues go, so let me be very clear once I say this: I stay assured in our future. We’re growing and publishing nice video games with excessive potential, our studio groups are rising, and our roadmap is vibrant. We’re centered on our upcoming publishing launches for Throne and Liberty and Blue Protocol, in addition to future initiatives like our Tomb Raider and The Lord of the Rings video games, and our initiatives with Glowmade and Disruptive Video games. Our inside studios are actively recruiting and hiring to fill important roles as they develop new IP, whereas Prime Gaming continues to safe offers and ship compelling content material for members each month. We’re dedicated to our imaginative and prescient of turning into one of many main builders and publishers of high-quality video games, and focusing our sources accordingly will assist us get there.