City of Heroes shutting down this year
Paragon Studios also closing
Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on Aug 31, 2012 - 6:57pm EST (Aug 31, 2012 18:57)
NCSoft has announced that Paragon Studios will shutting down, alongside their long-running MMO City of Heroes.
The choice was made as part of a realignment of company focus and publishing support. Effective immediately, all development on City of Heroes will cease and preparations will begin to sunset the Super Hero MMORPG before the end of the year.
As part of this, all recurring subscription billing and Paragon Market purchasing will be discontinued effective immediately. More info is promised in the coming weeks about in-game activities.
"The team here at Paragon deserves special praise for all that we have accomplished over the last 5+ years. These developers are some of the most creative and talented people in the gaming industry. By now, we've all been given this news internally, but to anyone who may be reading this message after the fact; know that your hard work and dedication has not gone unappreciated or unnoticed. To any potential studios looking to grow your team; hire these people. You won't regret it," said Andy Belford, Community Manager.
Originally launching all the way back in 2004 on PC, City of Heroes saw a number of expansions released, and went free to play as City of Heroes Freedom about a year ago.