Since Trion Worlds was sold to Gamigo back in late October, resulting in sweeping layoffs of the former’s staff, players of Trion’s MMOs have been understandably concerned about the fate that might await their favorite games. To help assuage those fears, the RIFT team put out a(nother) brief post today to update players on the current situation.
“As we mentioned in our previous Team Letter, the gamigo transition has brought up a number of changes in RIFT’s organization. We are still in the process of establishing a variety of new processes and finalizing structural changes to help us streamline things moving forward. We hear your concerns regarding the impact this transition is having on the RIFT development team, so we wanted to discuss those with you all. As many of you are aware, the RIFT development team has been reduced following the recent acquisition. Unfortunately, some familiar faces no longer work with us. For the time being we’re going to move forward with development using the smaller team, but will be open to expanding the team in the future.”
Despite the turbulence that Gamigo’s acquisition of Trion has caused, the team nevertheless assures players that it is “still dedicated to continuing development on RIFT,” promising that the devs are “already hard at work to bring you the Fae Yule content for the end of the year.” There’s no word yet regarding what lies beyond the end of this year for RIFT, but the folks on the dev team say that they “can’t wait to show [players] what the year 2019 has in store,” so hopefully we’ll be hearing more about that soon.