Out of the blue, NCSoft to shut down City of Heroes
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September 1st, 2012, 21:25
Originally Posted by
odd - I thot this one was doing well…
That was the general consensus amongst the players as well. Ever since the game went f2p, it has launched content-filled update after content-filled update. The last year saw more new powersets than in the prior three. Everyone thought the game was flourishing, so it was a shock to hear the news, and such brusque news too -
"'In a realignment of company focus and publishing support, NCsoft has made the decision to close Paragon Studios. Effective immediately, all development on City of Heroes will cease…"
It is undoubtedly related to the latest
NCSoft losses for the second quarter
, but as to why you punish a successful niche product to counteract the losses from Aion is beyond me.
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