Gamigo Reportedly Laying Off More Staff, And It Looks Bad For Rift

Things don’t look great for some of the other games either.

QuintLyn Bowers
By QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor
Share:

gamigo Layoffs

Things haven’t exactly been great for Rift players – or those of any other former Trion game – if we’re being honest for a while. There may have been a bit of hope when gamigo picked up the now-defunct developer and publisher, but a lack of activity on the development front and plenty of layoffs have been slowly putting that idea to rest. That’s even despite gamigo claiming at one point that Rift would be receiving an update in the first quarter of 2022.

So far that hasn’t happened, but what is apparently happening at gamigo right now is another round of layoffs – ones that will particularly impact about seven games in the company’s library, including the former Trion titles, Rift and Trove. Other titles reportedly affected, according to MassivelyOP, are Echo of Soul, Desert Ops, Wargame 1942, Shaiya, and Wolf Team.

The first clue that something was up came via a post on Discord from one of the game’s community managers, CM Vilya, stating that she no longer holds the role. However, according to MassivelyOP’s sources, staff from several of gamigio’s games are being laid off as well. The list includes several community managers, a QA Team Lead, and a Technical Product Operator.

With all these layoffs, it looks like gamigo has decided to not give some of these games the love their players have been hoping to receive. In fact, it seems that they’ve rolled back enough to do away with some of their forums – which, we’re sure goes a long way into allowing them to lay off community management staff.

Share:
Got a news tip? Contact us directly here!

In this article: RIFT, Trove, Gamigo.

About the Author

QuintLyn Bowers
QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor
QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community.

Discussion (2)

zariarn 10 months ago
I love RIFT and I wished some other company had purchased it and gave it the love it deserves.

1
View 1 reply

Read Next

Warframe's Celebrating Nine Years With Free Weekly Rewards And Special Merch

Warframe's Celebrating Nine Years With Free Weekly Rewards And Special Merch

Garuda Prime slices and dices her way into Prime Access.

By Jason Winter - 10 months ago

You May Enjoy

Sony Faces Subpoena From Microsoft To Help Build Its Defense Against FTC Lawsuit

Sony Faces Subpoena From Microsoft To Help Build Its Defense Against FTC Lawsuit

The court filing reveals Microsoft wants Sony to divulge details of PlayStation's game production pipeline.

By Anthony Jones - 6 days ago
Apex Legends Rings In The Chinese New Year With The Celestial Sunrise Collection

Apex Legends Rings In The Chinese New Year With The Celestial Sunrise Collection

Players can start collecting the limited-time Legendary skins today!

By Aspen Pash - 5 days ago
10 Mobile MMORPGs You Can Try In 2023 For Android And iOS

💣 Feature | 10 Mobile MMORPGs You Can Try In 2023 For Android And iOS

Looking for an MMORPG to enjoy on your phone? Here are 10 great options to play on the go.

By Anthony Jones - 3 days ago
Broken Ranks' First Anniversary Celebration Begins Today, And Players Get Some Free Premium Time

Broken Ranks' First Anniversary Celebration Begins Today, And Players Get Some Free Premium Time

There’s also an art contest and in-game events.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 4 days ago
Breaking From Typical MMORPGs: Looking Back At Broken Ranks One Year Later

💣 Feature | Breaking From Typical MMORPGs: Looking Back At Broken Ranks One Year Later

A lot can change in a year, but has Broken Ranks hit its stride yet?

By Troy Blackburn - 6 days ago
New Footage Of Redfall Provides Deep Dive Into Gameplay And Confirms May 2nd Release Date

New Footage Of Redfall Provides Deep Dive Into Gameplay And Confirms May 2nd Release Date

An in-depth look that gives up just enough to get players hyped.

By Anthony Jones - 4 days ago