Trion Worlds – Former executive comments on new round of layoffs

I am sure most readers would have read about Trion Worlds’ new round of layoffs by now, in which many employees were apparently given the boot out. Teams in Austin, Redwood Shores and San Diego are said to be dramatically affected, with the Defiance team in San Diego reportedly “obliterated.”


According to Gamasutra, a trusted source close to Trion revealed that the layoffs are sweeping and may affect as much as half of the company. Back in December 2012, the was another round of layoffs as well (40 of them), with RIFT’s executive producer Scott Hartsman implicated. He has the following to say:

Trion Worlds layoffs round 2

It is really strange since Defiance is supposedly doing pretty well, with both the game and TV series notching up good numbers at launch. The MMORPG reportedly saw 1 million registered players a few weeks back, meaning a huge number of them purchased the game at least USD 50.00 for a normal version.