Disney has confirmed that its partnership with Gazillion Entertainment has come to an end, which means that the free to play MMO Marvel Heroes will be shut down across all platforms. The game was only recently released on PS4 and Xbox One. In an email to Kotaku a Marvel representative released the following statement.
“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.”
According to Kotaku the community was fearing this turn of events after the game’s community team went silent, whereas before there was regular discourse regarding the state of Marvel Heroes and upcoming updates. It also appears there have been some layoffs at Gazillion as a result of this shut down.