A source close to Trion has confirmed to Gamasutra that the company is undergoing another round of layoffs following the release of Defiance.
To best position Trion in a rapidly changing industry, we have reorganized our teams and are expanding our free to play offering. With Defiance, we delivered a great game that more than one million gamers registered to play and continue to enjoy. As we progress from launch to ongoing development of the game, we are adjusting our staffing levels to deliver new content and improved features. RIFT, and our other titles in development, were unaffected by these changes. We are very much looking forward to the free to play release of RIFT and are excited by the other new titles currently in development.
The source informed Gamasutra that the layoffs which affect the studios in Austin, Redwood Shores and San Diego may affect as much as half of the company with the Defiance team in San Diego reportedly “obliterated.”
This would make this the second round of layoffs at the company after they reduced the work force by 40 people from the RIFT development team in December last year.
Inside Gamers wishes all those affected the best of luck in their future endeavors.