Not Diablo news but I know some of you will have played Marvel Heroes as David Brevik was heavily involved with the game until early 2016. Out of the blue, Disney has decided to pull the plug. Always good to keep you guys up to date with major ARPG news.
Marvel Heroes first appeared back in 2013 and has gone through numerous changes and relaunches since then. David Brevik eventually became CEO of Gazillion before he departed the studio in January 2016. Nobody is quite sure why Gazillion is being closed but declining player numbers and possible licensing issues with Disney could be the cause amongst other things.
Gazillion issued the following statement today.
“We’re sad to inform our players and our entire Marvel Heroes family that Marvel Heroes Omegawill be shutting down. The Marvel Heroes servers will stay on until Dec 31, 2017, and we’ll be removing real money purchases as soon as possible. Players will be able to play the game entirely for free once this sunset period commences. We will share the exact date things go completely free as soon as we can.
“We’ve had the privilege of entertaining and collaborating with our players for over four years. We’re extremely humbled by that privilege and wanted to get this message out: Thank you. Thank you to our players, our tireless employees, and everyone involved in the life of Marvel Heroes, Marvel Heroes 2015, Marvel Heroes 2016, and Marvel Heroes Omega.”
You can read more about this over on PC Invasion.