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We recently got word that Gazillion Entertainment's MMO Marvel Heroes will be shutting down at the end of this year, but now Massively Overpowered reports that the servers will be shut down significantly sooner, this coming Friday to be precise, coinciding with mass terminations at Gazillion. An unfortunate bit of news for everyone involved, especially the developers affected by these layoffs, and so we wish them all the best with their future endeavors.
Some additional details:
Massively OP has received a credible tip from a former Gazillion employee who told us under condition of anonymity that Marvel Heroes will be over significantly sooner than Disney and Marvel previously declared.
The ex-employee says he was terminated as of today, that Gazillion is being shut down entirely, and that Marvel Heroes will sunset this coming Friday, not at the end of the year as originally announced.
The termination letter written by CEO Dave Dohrmann was shared with Massively OP and claims that banking creditors have effectively pulled the plug on the company, leading to the termination of almost every employee at the studio and the apparent renege of benefits including accrued PTO.
A representative for Marvel told us last week that the game would remain online until the end of December, but the letter says that Marvel directed Gazillion to prepare the sunset ASAP; we expect an announcement soon. You can read up on the whole sorry saga in our last summary.