Marvel and Gazillion Entertainment’s free-to-play video game, Marvel Heroes, has been shut down due to the former ending their relationship with Gazillion.
Marvel / Disney announced the news in an email saying that they’ve ended their relationship with Gazillion Entertainment and that “the Marvel Heroes games will be shut down.”
“We would like to sincerely thank the players who joined the Marvel Heroes community, and will provide any further updates as they become available,” the email read.
Marvel Heroes launched in 2013 offering Diablo meets Marvel MMO gameplay. It’s a free-to-play title where players use real money to purchase different Marvel heroes such as Spider-man. Earlier this year, the game made its way to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 suggesting that the game was doing well.
Unfortunately that wasn’t the case as over the past month the developer has made little progress on the game, and stopped regularly releasing community updates. It also missed out on any events surrounding Halloween and Thor: Ragnarok’s release.
In a post on the Marvel Heroes website, the developers said that the game will stay on until December 31, 2017 and will be removing real money purchases as soon as possible. From here, all players will be able to play the entirety of the game absolutely free. A date for when everything becomes free is yet to be announced.
“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,” the post reads.