Trion shuts down San Diego studio, names new CEO

Trion Worlds will be relocating operations for Defiance and End of Nations to its Redwood City headquarters, as it has announced the closing of its San Diego studio.

We can confirm that the San Diego studio will be closing,” a Trion spokesperson confirmed to Polygon. 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.”

In related news, former Trion CCO Scott Hartsman has been named as the company’s new CEO. Hartsman previously worked at Trion for over three years, before leaving at the start of this year.

We’re going to rapidly be laying the groundwork for a new strategy for Trion,” Hartsman said in an email to Trion employees.

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.”

Trion confirmed to Games Industry that its former CEO Lars Butler will stay on as one of the company’s board of directors.

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