The lights are on
We've received an official comment confirming
the reports that Defiance publisher and developer Trion Worlds has just
conducted substantial layoffs of staff.
IGN broke the news, based on information from
anonymous sources. According to the source, the company's San Diego studio,
which created the Defiance game that is tied to the SyFy television show of the
same name, was hit hardest with the layoffs.
We received this official statement from
Trion Worlds, which seems to refer to the layoffs, or, in other words, "adjustment
of staffing levels."
"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."
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