Trion Worlds Hit With Layoffs

by Matt Helgeson on May 17, 2013 at 11:02 AM

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."

[Source: IGN]