Yesterday, Activision-Blizzard confirmed previous layoff rumors, and warned investors not to expect "a major front-line release for Blizzard in 2019." But, even though the company is losing about 8% of their workforce, some snippets VentureBeat spotted in the report suggest that Blizzard are accelerating development of their biggest franchises, not slowing them down. COO Cody Johnson said "Blizzard is also investing in other Warcraft games and working on more ways for the community to engage with its enduring and beloved franchise." The company confirmed that they're working on several projects for the Diablo franchise as well, while a report from Kotaku suggests that Blizzard's layoffs "appear to only have affected non-game-development departments." Finally, the publisher heard the cries of fans, and it's adding more people to the Diablo team. "Diablo's development headcount will grow substantially," said Johnson. "The teams are working on several projects for the franchise as well as the global launch of Diablo Immortal."