Trion Worlds hit with layoffs, Rift team impacted

Trion Worlds has laid off some of its staff, a new report confirms. According to Gamasutra, about 40 team members were let go, including developers, artists, and designers. "As much as one-third of the development team working on MMO Rift" could be affected, according to the report.

While Trion has confirmed layoffs, it would not elaborate on which parts of the company were affected. The company told Gamasutra that the layoffs were "in response to market conditions, product timelines and the natural evolution of our company."

Rift most recently expanded with Storm Legion, which promised to triple the game world.