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Marvel Heroes will join City of Heroes
SIAP, searched but didn't see this posted

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According to Kotaku, Disney has canceled Marvel Heroes – on all platforms – and nuked its business partnership with Gazillion. Here’s the message Kotaku says it received:

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“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.”



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The news will not come as a shock to MMORPG players, as we’ve been chronicling the mess over at Gazillion for weeks now. We’d gone an entire month since the last formal update from the team, social media accounts have lain dormant, Halloween was bungled, negative Steam reviews were flooding in, the PC playerbase shrunk to its smallest size in four and a half years, the Thor Ragnarok promotion never happened, two community reps for the studio departed, and accusations flew from former studio employees in regard to “inappropriate conduct” toward female employees on the part of current CEO Dave Dohrmann, whose removal from the studio became the goal of some activist players.


tl;dr - the CEO decided to spend more time trying to bone employees than make a worthwhile game and since shite rolls downhill the company suffered.

The entire game is open and free to players until they turn the lights off on Dec. 31st.

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Drewbie
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re: Marvel Heroes will join City of Heroes
Isn't DCU supposed to better in every way anyway?


JasonMason
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The entire game is open and free to players until they turn the lights off on Dec. 31st.


This is outdated. They shut the game down the week after thanksgiving unannounced. At least it was publicly unannounced (an employee leaked an internal memo it was getting shut down early). Sucks because the game was actually really fun and had the widest roster of marvel characters available in any game.


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sicboy
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The entire game is open and free to players until they turn the lights off on Dec. 31st.




It's already down. Heard on the bombcast that Disney completely shut down Gazillion right before Thanksgiving and as of either that week or a few days after, the game was down.


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LSU Coyote
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Isn't DCU supposed to better in every way anyway?

Fckk no.

Esp not better than City of Heroes/Villains.


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Esp not better than City of Heroes/Villains.




One of the greatest MMO's of all time. Easily. Such a great game. I want it to come back.


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fuuuuuuuuck

damn this sucks. was a great game. so much better than DCU. just as it released on console too.

any idea if they'll re-release under a different company?


JasonMason
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There were rumors after the announcement but it's doubtful.


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Bard
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My info was a little dated, sorry guys =/

From what I've read it looks like Marvel (Disney) wants to try their hand at doing something in-house (ie: having their own games division that actually makes/maintains games as opposed to just licensing out the IPs).


LSU Coyote
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One of the greatest MMO's of all time. Easily. Such a great game. I want it to come back.

What server did you play on?

I started with City of Villains in December 2005. Moved to Freedom as my main by 2006. Went to Virtue sometimes to troll Role-Players in Recluse's Victory who are there for badges and ghey RP stuff.

Loved the PvP in CoX. The first few seasons of arena on the test server are some of my most competitive gaming experiences.

@Trace and @Trace II


Freauxzen
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What server did you play on?


Pinnacle

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I started with City of Villains in December 2005. Moved to Freedom as my main by 2006. Went to Virtue sometimes to troll Role-Players in Recluse's Victory who are there for badges and ghey RP stuff.


I started with CoH vanilla on Day one. Was actually pretty smooth.I started with a Fire/Kin controller and Kin/Dark Def pre nerfs. Both were so awesome.

I stayed on Pinnacle until it closed. I took a break then came back to Freedom for a bit before I just couldn't get a constant group going.

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Loved the PvP in CoX. The first few seasons of arena on the test server are some of my most competitive gaming experiences.

@Trace and @Trace II


Agreed. Outside of Guild Wars and early LOTRO, it is my favorite.


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hawgfaninc
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From what I've read it looks like Marvel (Disney) wants to try their hand at doing something in-house (ie: having their own games division that actually makes/maintains games as opposed to just licensing out the IPs).

hopefully this happens. same style as marvel heroes, but better quality


LSU Coyote
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Everything Disney touches lately is garbage. Including the SW films.


hawgfaninc
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hope crusher you are


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hopefully this happens. same style as marvel heroes, but better quality


I didn't care for the fixed-angle Diablo-style of play, but the work they did was pretty damned good. As with most games though, the real draw is new content and characters in a timely manner.

They were pretty good on putting out new characters, they were EXCELLENT with tie-ing those in with theatrical releases and fricking FANTASTIC at all the v/o interactions (which really made the game come alive), but the new content lagged. I never indulged in PVP so I can't comment on that.

Original EQ and WoW were good with releasing new content in a timely enough manner to keep the player-base playing, but they are far more the exception than the rule.


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