WSJ: Disney to layoffs hundreds of employees at interactive unit | Disney despedirá a cientos de empleados en la unidad interactiva

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[EN]: According to the Wall Street Journal, the interactive division of Disney will go through another round of lay offs starting this Wednesday when the company’s quarterly results get to be released.

With the acquisition of Marvel and Star Wars, Disney also has brought the closure of Lucasarts (the former game publisher) and Junction Point (ex-game developer for Epic Mickey). Now, Disney’s social gaming company, Playdom, will be affected this time around.

The layoffs will not stop the work on Infinity, a franchise based on a videogame and a toys line which primarily competes with Activision’s Skylanders. Disney will include characters from the Star Wars and Marvel franchises into its next Infinity title.

[ES]: Según el Wall Street Journal, la división interactiva de Disney pasará por una nueva ronda de despidos a partir de este miércoles cuando los resultados trimestrales de la compañía llegan a ser puesto en libertad.

Con la adquisición de Marvel y Star Wars, Disney también ha traido el cierre de Lucasarts (el antiguo publicador de juegos) y Junction Point (ex-desarrollador de Epic Mickey). Ahora, la empresa de juegos sociales de Disney, Playdom, se verá afectada en esta ocasión.

Los despidos no detendrán el trabajo de Infinity, una franquicia basada en un videojuego y línea de juguetes que compite principalmente con Skylanders de Activision. Disney incluirá a personajes de las franquicias de Star Wars y Marvel en su próximo título de Infinity.

[Source/Fuente]: WSJ.com: Disney’s Interactive-Media Unit to Lay Off Several Hundred People [http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304851104579361180742804184?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304851104579361180742804184.html].

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