Earlier today, Activision Blizzard announced that it had closed down its only distribution center in the U.S. According to the California Employment Development Department, the distribution center based out of Fresno, California was shut down as of January 5. The decision to close the facility comes amid a shift in the way games are made, with digital video game sales on the rise.
According to an Activision spokesman (via MarketWatch), the closure is an effort to consolidate its warehousing operations and has nothing to do with the shift to game downloads. The company will now contract a third-party that will take over from the Fresno distribution center. Of course, it’s never a good thing when closures occur, and with the people that were unfortunately laid off, we can only help they bounce back quickly.
For more on the latest game from Activision, check out our Call of Duty: WWII review. Here’s a snippet of what we had to say:
World War II was the right move. Call of Duty reaches back to its roots to bring players an entry worthy of the series’ namesake. The campaign is emotional, multiplayer is classic, and Nazi Zombies is downright dark and terrifying. No matter which kind of player you are, there is something for everyone, whether it’s a cinematic story, a competitive and social multiplayer, or an immensely difficult battle against undead Nazis. Call of Duty: WWII is another incredible package of experiences, each distinct from the others, but tied together by the unifying themes of World War II that deserve your attention.
Call of Duty: WWII is available now.