The free-to-play Diablo-like MMO Marvel Heroes obtained its “biggest update ever” in January, with an overhaul of all 59 heroes, a brand new problem slider and endgame development system, and numerous different tweaks. Following that, in June of this yr, a console model was launched underneath the title Marvel Heroes Omega. Sadly for gamers, it did not add as much as a lot in the long term, as Marvel has confirmed in an electronic mail to Kotaku that the sport is being shuttered.
“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,” a rep mentioned. “We would like to sincerely thank the players who joined the Marvel Heroes community, and will provide any further updates as they become available.”
Marvel Heroes has chugged alongside since its launch in 2013, however apparently not with out points. Multiple sources informed Kotaku that there have been not less than three rounds of layoffs throughout the first yr of launch, whereas a present worker mentioned that he’d been engaged on updates for the sport over the previous few months however was “not very confident” that they might ever get launched. Gazillion itself has been exhibiting indicators of hbadle as nicely, lacking a number of weekly updates, a Halloween occasion, and the discharge of Thor: Ragnarok tie-in content material.
A date for the precise shutdown hasn’t been given. For now, Marvel Heroes stays out there to play (and its DLC to purchase) on Steam. I’ve reached out to Gazillion for extra info.