Layoffs at Rift dev

Trion Worlds makes "organizational changes"; support for Rift, development of 2013 titles Defiance, Warface, and End of Nations not affected.


Rift developer Trion Worlds enacted a round of layoffs today, affecting an unspecified portion of the company's workforce. A statement from Trion Worlds' senior director of global communications Katie Uhlman confirms that the dip in headcount was a result of a range of factors.

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"As a response to market conditions, product timelines, and the natural evolution of our company, we have made some organizational changes, which include a workforce reduction," Uhlman said in the statement. "This was a difficult decision and we wish the best for those affected by these changes."

Uhlam said the layoffs do not affect support for Rift, nor development on 2013 titles like Defiance, Warface, and End of Nations. Last week, End of Nations developer Petroglyph laid off 30 employees, with development on the massively multiplayer online real-time strategy game shifted entirely to Trion Worlds.

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