Defiance dev team and re-forming End of Nations into a MOBA.
According to a company rep, "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."
Newly installed CEO Scott Hartsman stated that the closure is part of the studio's "new strategy". Hartsman left Trion after working on Rift, but has returned as CEO.
Hartsman added, "We're going to rapidly be laying the groundwork for a new strategy at 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."