Trion Worlds has announced it will be closing its San Diego studio and relocate operations for Defiance and End of Nations to its Redwood City, California headquarters.
Speaking with Polygon the firm issued the following statement:
“We can confirm that the San Diego studio will be closing. The day to day operations of Defiance will be moved to our Redwood City studio where it can be managed alongside Rift and our other in development titles including ArcheAge and End of Nations. As part of this transition, we are working hard to ensure that a number of great people will be making the move from San Diego to the Bay Area and continue their work at Trion.”
Trion has also announced it has hired its former CCO and Rift executive producer Scott Hartsman as its new CEO.
Hartsman previously worked at Trion for over three years, before leaving the company back in January 2013.
In an e-mail sent to Trion employees, Hartsman said, “We’re going to rapidly be laying the groundwork for a new strategy for Trion, one that’s closer to the foundation of how we’ve had our wins so far, and then extending that base into the enduring success this company can, and will, be.”
Former Trion CEO Lars Butler will stay on with the company on its board of directors, Trion confirmed to GI International.