NCSoft has finally spoken out regarding the campaigns that have been started by the City of Heroes community and it’s not good news.
On August 31 the publisher announced that it would be closing both Paragon Studios and its popular MMO City of Heroes, but fans did not take kindly to this information and started several protests in an attempt to save the game. NCSoft has remained silent regarding the protests until now. The statement reads:
“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.”
Fans now have until November 30 when the game will officially be shut down for good.