Marvel Heroes Shutting Down at End of 2017

With the release of an official statement on their forums and on Twitter, the David Brevik-led team at Gazillion Entertainment has announced that their massively multiplayer action RPG Marvel Heroes will be shutting down on December 31st, 2017. That seems a bit abrupt for a years-old game with expensive microtransactions, but I guess anything can happen when corporate giants are involved:
We’re sad to inform our players and our entire Marvel Heroes family that Marvel Heroes Omega will 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.