Disney’s free-to-play action game, Marvel Heroes, is shutting down earlier than expected. The game’s developer, Gazillion Entertainment, announced its closure via Twitter, resulting in the game being sunset across all platforms “immediately.”
“It is with great sadness that we announce the closing of Gazillion Entertainment,” the tweet begins. “As a result, we are no longer able to operate Marvel Heroes Omega until December 31 as originally planned. Instead, Marvel Heroes Omega will be sunset immediately on all platforms and will no longer be available as soon as this process is completed. The company would like to sincerely thank its fans and employees for all the support over the years of development and live service.”
News that Marvel Heroes would be shut down broke earlier this month, when Marvel announced that it had ended its business arrangement with Gazillion Entertainment. The game’s servers were initially going to be kept live through the end of the year, while all of its microtransactions would be removed once the sunset period began.
However, Massively OP reported that Marvel Heroes would be shut down much sooner than that and that Gazillion had terminated “almost every employee” shortly after the announcement. Several former Gazillion developers lent further weight to the report by tweeting that they had been laid off from the studio before Thanksgiving and that the company wasn’t paying vacation time or PTO. Now, the game is officially dead.
Marvel Heroes is a Diablo-like action-RPG featuring a wide variety of Marvel characters, from the Avengers to the Guardians of the Galaxy. The game was first released on PC back in 2013, while the Omega versions launched for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One earlier this year.