In a surprising turn of events, Marvel Heroes Omega has officially closed on all platforms sooner than expected. When Disney announced the discontinuation earlier this month, Gazillion Entertainment, the game's developer, had planned to keep the platform running until Dec. 31.
Those plans quickly changed, with Gazillion laying off a large chunk of its staff right before Thanksgiving. Now, the company has let go of the remainder of its employees and shut down Marvel Heroes Omega, effective immediately.
Launched as Marvel Heroes in 2013 for PC, the game became Marvel Heroes Omega when it was ported to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One only four months ago. A free-to-play massively-multiplayer online game, Marvel Heroes Omega sold additional characters, costume variations and in-game resources for money.
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Despite the game's popularity, fans had been anticipating the shuttering of Marvel Heroes Omega for months. Players noted that Gazillion had missed several community updates and that community managers had disappeared from the game's message boards. The expected Halloween and Thor: Ragnarok tie-ins also never materialized.
This news brings a small corner of comic book entertainment to an unceremonious end, with no time left for many of the game's most devoted fans to say goodbye.
(via Game Informer)