Trion Worlds has confirmed to Polygon that it will close its San Diego-based studio, and will relocate the operations of Defiance and End of Nations to its Redwood City headquarters.
“We can confirm that the San Diego studio will be closing,” the company’s statement reads. “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 also announced earlier today that former chief creative officer, Scott Hartsman is its new CEO. In an email to employees sent today, Hartsman said: “We’re going to 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.”