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.
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