It seems like Marvel Heroes will shut down this week, a lot sooner than anticipated with all workers at developer Gazillion dropping their jobs.
Last week, we came upon that Disney is shutting Marvel Heroes, which solely not too long ago made its method from PC to consoles, could be shut down. The Diablo-like recreation starred varied heroes from the Marvel universe, full with tie-ins for the varied movies as they launched.
Since that unique story went up, a date of closure was introduced – December 31, the tip of the yr. Now, in an unlucky flip, we’re listening to phrase that the sport’s closure has been moved ahead to November 24 – tomorrow – and that the developer answerable for the sport is being disbanded, leaving workers with out jobs proper earlier than Thanksgiving. Worst but, it appears that evidently they haven’t acquired any severance pay.
This was reported by Massively OP, which acquired a tip from a former worker who stated that every one workers had been let go. Since then, different proof has popped up, together with quite a few tweets from former workers.
I do know lots of people are upset and wanting refunds for his or her purchases in @MarvelHeroes, however please consider the builders weren’t paid out PTO, severance, and our medical insurance coverage is ending in eight days.
— Andrew Hair (@andrewhair) November 22, 2017
Officially unemployed on the day earlier than thanksgiving.
— Brian Waggoner (@Asros) November 22, 2017
This screen from the corporate’s Discord lists the brand new date of closure. It’s a foul state of affairs for all concerned, and the staff not receiving their PTO or severance, proper earlier than Thanksgiving, is fairly horrible.
Our ideas are with all the staff affected by this – and hopefully we’ll have extra particulars quickly, if an official assertion is made.