Trion Worlds Acquired by Gamigo, Laid Off a Number of its Staff

Gamigo acquired Trion Worlds, developer behind “Rift,” and subsequently laid off an undetermined number of its staff, Gamasutra reported Monday.

Trion Worlds, which is the studio behind “Trove,” “Atlas Reactor,” “Defiance 2050,” and “Archage,” confirmed that “there has been a transaction involving Trion Worlds and its games” in a press release on Monday.

At this time, it is unclear just how many were laid off in the acquisition, though Trion revealed that “many of the names and faces you’ve come to know in our studios will remain on through this transition, others will not be making the journey” in its official statement.

A source revealed to Gamasutra that only 25 were offered the chance to stay on with Trion Worlds, which has studios in both Redwood City, California and in Austin, Texas.

Linda “Brasse” Carlson, the director of community relations, posted the statement from the company to the official “Rift” forum on Monday, and it was then posted on the official Trion Worlds site:

“Greetings — We can confirm that there has been a transaction involving Trion Worlds and its games.


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