It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
Taken from the post:
** Warning** Speculative/Spoiler
Rumour mill had TRION WORLDS INC in negotiations for sale both to EA and SOE. The former makes sense, as the founders came from the company, and has maintained contact through out, while the latter they already maintain some sort of association/parternship with. If these rumours were true, then they would explain a great deal. The size of the layoffs for one. I don't know how many of you have ever been through a merger or takeover, but if comes from an entity within the same industry, both companies can anticipate layoffs. Reason being, duplication. Ie; EA already has staff that do X,Y and Z and therefore don't need staff from TRION that does X,Y, and Z.
It would expalin the loss of key people such as Hartsman and Hanlin.
However, given that we haven't seen any formal annoucements yet, it maybe that nothing materialized from the discussions, or it could be that they have not been formalized. Time will tell.
I wouldn´t go that far to say whole Trion Worlds will be swallowed by EA or Sony, but Trion Worlds Europe is doomed for sure!
Take a look at the german/french/european forums of ALL Trion games, zero support, only one community manager for all games (poor Kahun), no moderators and no chat at all.
I´m pretty sure Trion Worlds Europe will die during the next months, even weeks!
Well, without even a source, it's hard to take this rumour seriously but I can see the logic in the point being made.
What do you think?