Rumors that Trion staff members have been let go are confirmed.
Sad news reaches us at ZAM this afternoon as it is confirmed that Trion Worlds has made the decision to lay off part of its workforce today.
Rumors began a few hours ago on twitter that 40 or more jobs have been lost and we just received an official statement from Trion:
"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. This was a difficult decision and we wish the best for those affected by these changes. At Trion, we remain focused on delivering top quality online game experiences, and are committed to supporting Rift and launching our highly anticipated new titles Defiance, Warface, and End of Nations in 2013."
It has been a very turbulent year for the games industry, with the downsizing at Trion being the latest in a number of studios who have been forced to cut jobs. As of yet, there is no official confirmation of the number of people who have lost their positions or which areas have been hit.
We wish the very best to all those talented people who have been affected by the layoffs.