RIFT nets TRION $100 million in 2011
TRION has secured a further $85 million in a round of strategic growth equity financing to drive the developer forward.
TRION are currently working on their End of Nations online RTS and the upcoming MMO/TV tie-in Defiance with the SyFy channel following the successful launch of their MMO RIFT last year.
According to TRION, RIFT’s North American and European revenues surpassed $100 million in 2011 and one million RIFT accounts were activated in the first four months following its release last year in March.
“Rift’s success with gamers worldwide is the tip of the iceberg for Trion,” Buttler said. “No other company has successfully attempted to create an original IP, build paradigm-altering technology, and develop a business of scale to lead the industry, let alone excel at all three. We have a world class team focused on our vision to bring the era of connected live services to premium games, much in the way casual and mid-core games have already been disrupted.”
TRION is also developing its Red Door platform, a consumer and full-scale publishing and development platform based on the technology behind TRION’s titles.