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Welcome to Microsoft Pri0: That's Microspeak for top priority, and that's the news and observations you'll find here from Seattle Times technology reporter Matt Day.

April 3, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Layoffs at Microsoft Studios

There have been some layoffs at Microsoft Studios, though the company declined to say how many people were affected or the work the laid off team was doing.

The company released this statement:

At Xbox, our goal is to constantly create new fun, social and interactive entertainment experiences. As part of our commitment to this goal, we are always evaluating our development priorities, and there are times when decisions need to be made to realign plans and refocus our efforts. Microsoft Studios continues to grow as an overall organization as we focus and invest in key priority areas that will drive future profitable growth. While we do not discuss personnel decisions, the team affected was small relative to the overall size of Microsoft Studios.

Entertainment website IGN reported that two staffers tweeted that they were laid off.

Earlier this week, new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella named Phil Spencer, most recently head of Microsoft Studios, as head of the Xbox and Xbox Live development teams as well as the Microsoft Studios team.

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