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Layoffs hit Rift studio Trion Worlds

In the region of 40 developers believed to have been let go

Up to a third of the development team working on Trion Worlds MMO Rift was laid off on Tuesday, according to Gamasutra.

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One of those affected by the layoffs told the site that around 40 developers across a range of disciplines had been cut.

While Trion wouldn't confirm specifics, it did acknowledge that a number of layoffs had been made "in response to market conditions, product timelines and the natural evolution of our company".

Trion recently moved work on massively multiplayer real-time strategy game End of Nations to its in-house San Diego studio following layoffs at developer Petroglyph.

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