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    Default Trion Worlds has had layoffs, the initial numbers reported are incorrect, full story

    There’s some bad news for Trion Worlds today. It appears that the developer has undergone a round of layoffs. Early reports were a bit convoluted and conflicting with one report from IGN indicating that the number of layoffs went as high as 80% of the company’s staff, but that number was debunked by a Trion spokesperson, who called the numbers "exaggerated", and given the size of the original amount, that's really no surprise.

    In an issued statement (which if you've read one official statement from any developer or publisher on layoffs you can just recite it from memory and insert a new game where appropriate), Trion confirmed the layoffs, and while the numbers were said to be “exaggerated”, the statement didn't provide additional clarification as to just how many were affected. The statement also indicated that the RIFT team was not impacted, so this may just be the usual housecleaning that seems to occur post-launch and possibly on just for the Defiance team.

    As always, our best wishes go out to those affected by the layoffs.

    Sources: IGN




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    I love IGN's journalism. Just look at their article and all the 'Updates' AFTER they finally decided it might be a good idea to get some info from Trion instead of their 'sources'.

    Can't wait for their "sources claim that, perhaps, as many as 100% of Blizzard staff have been laid off. Sources claim that they are being funneled into a trash can and will be used as compost within a few weeks. Update: We are being told after we finally spoke to Blizzard that this is "100% false"".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonus View Post
    I love IGN's journalism. Just look at their article and all the 'Updates' AFTER they finally decided it might be a good idea to get some info from Trion instead of their 'sources'.

    Can't wait for their "sources claim that, perhaps, as many as 100% of Blizzard staff have been laid off. Sources claim that they are being funneled into a trash can and will be used as compost within a few weeks. Update: We are being told after we finally spoke to Blizzard that this is "100% false"".

    "Sources" is actually the name of the IGN journalist rescue dog.

    "Whats that sources?"
    "ruff ruff"
    "Trion laid off 80% of it's entire staff?"
    "RUFF!"
    "Trion laid off 80% of its Defiance staff?"
    "Ruff ruff"
    "Trion is stuck in a well?!?!"
    "RUFF RUFF!!"






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