NCSoft Acknowledge Player Requests To Save City Of Heroes
It’s a sad time for fans of the very first super hero themed MMORPG as NCSoft announced last month that both Paragon Studios and the City of Heroes game itself will be closing before the end of the year. The game was the first to dive into the unique super hero niche, but has since been challenged by more recent titles such as Champions Online and DC Universe. The Save CoH movement came about after a large number of players wanted the game to survive. Thus they started a petition and began emails and PM’s to NCSoft staff to hopefully change the future of the dieing super hero MMO.
Sadly the players did not get the answer they hoped for
We wanted to let you know that your voices have been heard and your concerns have been taken into serious consideration. We appreciate the overwhelmingly constructive and positive messages in the emails, notes, and packages you’ve sent in support of the game. It has not been an easy decision for us to close Paragon Studios® and prepare to shut down City of Heroes. We’ve exhausted all options including the selling of the studio and the rights to the City of Heroes intellectual property, but in the end, efforts to do so were not successful. City of Heroes has a special place in all of our hearts, and we want to ensure its reputation and the memories we share for the game end on a high note.
Once again, we will be holding events throughout the process of preparing for the game’s end, and we encourage players and fans of the franchise to join forces and enjoy their time in a game that we’ve enjoyed supporting for more than eight years.
The NCSOFT® Team
There’s still a small ray of hope but it’s not looking good for City of Heroes.
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