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Trion's Linda 'Brasse' Carlson Seemingly Announces Trion's Sale to Gamigo

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Update 2: Via Gamasutra's "inside source"

A source speaking to Gamasutra, however, has indicated that those layoffs may have affected the vast majority of the studio. According to that source, only 25 or so employees were given the opportunity to continue on with the studio. According to that information, the remaining developers at both the company’s Redwood City, California and Austin, Texas offices have affected by the layoffs. Prior to this, Trion World employed over 200 people.

Update #1: The official post:

Good morning, all. There is a lot of concern this morning about our acquisition, but I want to make sure you know that the games will go on! I would like to share the official statement from Trion: "Greetings -- We can confirm that there has been a transaction involving Trion Worlds and its games. While 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. To those who are leaving us, we are forever grateful for your incredible work and contributions over the years.  We’d like to assure our communities that the games will continue on in capable hands moving forward, as everyone involved is aiming to make this transition as smooth as possible for you. We will have more information to reveal as soon as we possibly can.  From the bottom of all of our hearts, we thank you for your time and dedication to our games and hope that you've enjoyed the experience as much as we have. From spending time with you in game, to seeing you at conventions, to talking with you on livestreams and forums, it's been our pleasure to be a part of this exceptional community with you since our first launch more than seven years ago. Please know that you have our deepest gratitude. As for our games, we hope you continue to enjoy playing them far into the future! The Trion Worlds Team" I'll be here until end of day and will either answer or forward your questions to the team. It has been a rare honor to share Telara with you all! I will still wander its pathways as an ordinary citizen. =) Brasse

Trion's Director of Community Relations Linda "Brasse" Carlson has seemingly revealed that Trion Worlds has been sold to Gamigo in a post on Discord. "I am sorry to say that Trion has been sold, and that a great many of us are packing to leave today. Trion has new owners, and I trust that they will treat you well, as you all deserve." the post reads.

The announcement was made via a Discord post (click to enlarge) and that was posted at /r/MMORPG:

Carlson's statement is unsubstantiated by either Gamigo or Trion at this point, so we'll call it a rumor. We'll keep you posted as the story develops.


Suzie Ford

Suzie is the former Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom