Despite relaunches, numerous updates, an enormous roster of superheroes and villains, and its current transfer to consoles, Marvel Heroes is being shut down. Disney and builders Gazillion had introduced final week that they have been dissolving their partnership, and that servers would go quiet on December 31. Today, solely a few days earlier than Thanksgiving, employees have been “let go”, and Marvel Heroes could now stop to exist tomorrow.
An ex-employee shared a termination letter from Gazillion’s CEO with MassivelyOP which claimed that collectors determined to make them shut down the studio early, forcing Gazillion to let go of virtually all employees with out severance or advantages. Since then, more ex-employees have taken to Twitter to substantiate that they’ve been let go with out paid break day, and that their medical insurance coverage will run out in eight days.
While the preliminary shutdown date was December 31, the letter additionally explains that Marvel directed the developer to shut the doorways earlier. At the time of writing, December 31 continues to be the date given on the official site.
This is clearly horrible for a lot of causes, not least of which that it’s Marvel — astronomically profitable and rich Marvel — who appear to have compelled Gazillion to shed nearly all of its employees proper earlier than a significant US vacation and solely a month earlier than any even larger one.
It seems like employees have been engaged on new content material whilst Disney have been planning to dissolve the partnership. Game designer Brian Waggoner shared some of the things the group was engaged on earlier than they have been let go.
I want you x-men followers might have seen the 90’s x-men costumes we had coming. Beast appeared superb, Wolverine in his traditional 90’s look, Nightcrawler traditional vu, Cyclops and psylocke in brown jackets. Amazing work.
— Brian Waggoner (@Asros) November 23, 2017
We’ve reached out to Gazillion to make clear when, precisely, the plug will probably be pulled on Marvel Heroes.