A number of rumors circulating today indicate that Marvel Heroes, which was scheduled to shut down at the end of the year, is actually shutting down on Friday. Furthermore, employees of the company are suggesting that the entire staff at Gazillion has been let go with no benefits paid out.
The rumor started today with a message in the official Marvel Heroes Discord. “I’m super sad to communicate to all of you that Marvel Heroes ex-developer Winterthur just told us that Marvel Heroes Omega servers will close before the announced date. The new date is 11/24, that’s two days for now.”
People who made in-game purchases for the game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have been trying to get refunds due to the game only launching five months earlier, but have been refused so far.
Andrew Hair, senior engineer at Gazillion, has been fairly open on Twitter about the firings at Gazillion, saying "I know a lot of people are upset and wanting refunds for their purchases in @MarvelHeroes, but please keep in mind the developers were not paid out PTO, severance, and our medical insurance is ending in 8 days."
Other employees have chimed in similarly, talking about how they are unemployed the day before Thanksgiving.
It is the worst case scenario for the company after Disney declared they were cutting ties with the developer and cancelling Marvel Heroes. If true, we wish everyone who has been let go the best.
Assuming the rumors are credible, Gazillion must be trying to bury this news. It is hard to see how the company expects to restaff and survive, though, or if it's now nothing but a name.