Unfortunate news has come from Disney and Gazillion Entertainment has revealed a Marvel-branded game is shutting down. The free-to-play Marvel Heroes, currently available in its Marvel Heroes Omega incarnation, is at an end. The servers will remain online until December 31, 2017. (Thanks, Kotaku!)
An official statement has been released on the Marvel Heroes Omega Twitter account. It reads as follows.
“We’re sad to inform our players and our entire Marvel Heroes family that Marvel Heroes Omega will be shutting down. The Marvel Heroes servers will stay on until December 31, 2017, and we’ll be removing real money purchases as soon as possible. People will be able to play the game entirely for free once this sunset period commences. We will share the exact date things go completely free as soon as we can.
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.”
Marvel Heroes Omega is available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game originally launched back in 2013 as Marvel Heroes for the PC.