Microsoft Seemingly Closes Bethesda France

Microsoft is continuing with its plans to cut 1,900 jobs, this time focusing on Bethesda France.

According to multiple people online, the company has shut down Bethesda France after 12 years. News of the closure began trickling out as partners posted about their time working with the company coming to an end.

“8 years of my life dedicated to Bethesda France,” one community manager wrote on Twitter. “8 years of wonderful encounters, memories that I will never forget, and unique opportunities. A page that is turning and which hurts many people.”

In a reply to someone on Twitter, the same community manager said it was because of “mass layoffs at Microsoft, globally.”

The office employed 15 people and focused mostly on publishing and marketing within the region. The office closure isn’t expected to have any overall impact on the company’s plans for its games.

Insider Gaming gaming has reached out to Microsoft for comment and will update this story should a response be received.

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