Today, Disney and Marvel announced that it would be severing ties with Gazillion Entertainment, the California-based developer that makes the superhero MMO Marvel Heroes. In an e-mail, Disney and Marvel wrote:
“We regret to inform our Marvel Heroes fans that we have ended our 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.”
Released back in 2013 for PC, Marvel Heroes was a free-to-play game that functioned as a kind of "Marvel Diablo," letting you point and click your way through super powered fights across a variety of levels inspired by comic book events.
The game sold playable characters like Scarlet Witch, Blade, She-Hulk and Nova, alongside more famous faces like Spider-Man and the Avengers. Marvel Heroes made its debut on consoles last June as Marvel Heroes Omega.
Trouble was apparent when weekly community notes regarding game updates stopped coming and the game went quiet on all of its social media channels. It also missed its annual Halloween update and expected tie-in content for Thor Ragnarok never materialized. The disappearance of two community managers from the forums also did not bode well.
Neither Disney nor Gazillion have yet to provide a date when Marvel Heroes' services will end and the servers shut down.