Report: Marvel Heroes developer shut down, game to close tomorrow

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We learned just last week that Marvel Heroes, the free-to-play Diablo-like that featured your favourite superheroes was being put out to pasture. It’s upset many people, especially console players who’ve spent money on in-game items and characters, because it’s only been out a few months.

According to Disney and developer Gazillion, the game was scheduled to be shut off at the end of the year, giving players a month and a bit to come to terms with its cancellation. According to numerous reports though, it looks like its sunset will happen a lot sooner than anyone anticipated. MassivelyOP says its sources indicate that Marvel Heroes will be shut down this Friday (that’s tomorrow).

Worse is that it seems that staff have all been let go – without anything resemblance severance pay. That leaves an entire studio unemployed, just the day before Thanksgiving in the US, and a month ahead of Christmas. The reports have seemingly been corroborated online, with many (now former) Gazillion employees taking to Twitter.

Says gameplay designer Andrew Hair :

And Game Designer, Brian Waggoner:

Disney pulled the plug on Marvel Heroes last week, saying:

“We regret to inform our Marvel Heroes fans that we have ended our relationship with Gazillion Entertainment, and that the Marvel Heroes games will be shut down. We would like to sincerely thank the players who joined the Marvel Heroes community, and will provide any further updates as they become available.”

It’s a pity. The game as it launched was a bit on the miserable side, but over the years has blossomed into something quite worth playing.

Last Updated: November 23, 2017

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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