The New York Times is reporting that Disney has laid off 250 workers Consumer Products and Interactive Media. This cut amounts to 5% of the total workforce of those departments and follows previous layoffs within the company including a recent round at Imagineering post-Shanghai. Additionally Disney-owned Maker Studios let go of 30 positions in July while 300 workers were released earlier this year when Disney abruptly ended production of their Infinity video game line.
Disney continues to look toward licensing their properties for games instead of developing them internally which was the cause for some of the cuts at Interactive this time around. The company will also shut down its Marvel: Avengers Alliance game on September 30th. Meanwhile the layoffs in Consumer Products were the continued result of the company merging that department with Interactive last year, leading to redundant positions.