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Gazillion Closed, Game Servers Will Go Offline In 2 Days according to report

From GameWatcher: "An official statement from Gazillion suggested that Marvel Heroes would close on December 31, with microtransactions ceasing first to allow people to play for free until the servers go down.

Now reports are coming out that all of Gazillion has been let go, the day before Thanksgiving, and that the servers will be shut down in just two days on November 24 - supposedly without warning. These reports came to us from Resetera and it looks very likely it's true."

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TheDarkArtisan2292d ago

And a Merry Xmas to all those at Gazillion, and all those players who were playing and invested time and money with Marvel Heroes, from good old saintly Disney!!!

andrewsquall2292d ago

Don't forget to wish a Merry Xmas to all those people here who support and defend these kind of online based games like they are the needed future of gaming.

Weeblordbad2292d ago

I wouldn't say needed, merely a part of it. But hey, a poor man's Diablo that asked for money at every turn and was getting less frequent updates gets shut down the whole business model must be busted!

How's Path of Exile doing again?

FreddyFazbear2292d ago

Couldnt say it better myself. PUBG even was nominated for GOTY at games awards along with mario odyssey, zelda breath of the wild, persona 5 and Horizon. Yep merry Xmas to people who thinks these games are the future and long may these games reign supreme and hope that it will still be playable after 5 years on servers.

johndoe112112292d ago

I feel it for all those workers and developers, to loose your job at this time of the year is horrendous. That game though was absolutely atrocious. It should never have been released.

AnubisG2292d ago

Aren't online only games awesome?

aftrdark212292d ago

This sucks! Looks like i'll be freeing up some space on my HDD.

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Star Citizen Developer Cloud Imperium Games Confirms Layoffs

Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games is the latest games company to cut staff, confirming “a small number of positions were eliminated” as part of a relocation plan some former employees have criticized.

Knightofelemia2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

But yet this black hole continues to suck up money like there is no tomorrow. If you're sucking up that much money from fools who get peanuts back. There is something really rotten in that black hole going on.

PrinceOfAnger2d ago

If only they focus on the Single Player first and releasing it, not interested in the mmo that much.

Dudeson2d ago

Same here, always thought we would first do squadron 42 and after that set out into the vast mmo with some experience.

MrBaskerville1d 9h ago

It does seem like that's the case. I think the latest trailer of Squadron 42 looked pretty damn impressive, so hope it releases in 2025 and not later. There's a small chance that that might actually happen.

bababooiy1d 22h ago

What kind of world would it even be when everything in the game is for sale with real money the moment it launches. There is 0 balance when people can just dump $10000 on some ship the size of a small planet and one shot everything.

MrBaskerville1d 9h ago

I'm not a fan of the expensice ships, but I don't think it's the type of game where balancing is important. Seems more like a simulation type thing where you do whatever you want, than a pvp thing.

Chocoburger2d ago

I'm seeing numbers that range from 644 million up to 834 million dollars raised for this scam.
Quick, someone give this scam company some more money to prevent these layoffs!

senorfartcushion2d ago

People are literally paying for a company to exist, it's mad. The Devs are more nationalised than the postal service.

Duke192d ago (Edited 2d ago )

Imagine paying in to a $700M tech demo. If this game ever does release its gonna be a bigger disappointment than starfall. Although with these layoffs I wouldn't be surprised if they canned the project soon anyway

PrinceOfAnger2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

And if the game comes to PS5 you will buy and play it?

Duke192d ago

IF it ever released and was actually was something paying to play - sure. (Probably PC) But people that continue to dump money into this scam of a project are insane to me. Would get more of a return just lighting that cash on fire

anast2d ago

The game looks fun. I don't have a PC to run to the specs I would like. if it releases on console, I would be all over this game.

badz1492d ago

@PrinceOfAnger

bold of you to assume that it will be released during the PS5's lifecycle. the money keeps coming in, there's just no way they are gonna give that up and release the game.

jwillj2k42d ago

I got disagreements from my last post saying the CEO was taking pics with fans in a suit made of 100 dollar bills.

After all of the years of them breaking records monetarily with little to show the supporters (myself included about 12 years ago), there should be legitimate class action, civil and criminal lawsuits filed against them.

Andrew3362d ago

For what? It's an early access game that you can play and have been able to play. If people didn't see any value in what it offers they wouldn't be giving their money.

PrinceOfAnger2d ago

Exactly
Some people acting like you get nothing and there is no game many paid only 30/40 $ and said they had fun with it more than released AAA games.

SimpleSlave1d 22h ago (Edited 1d 21h ago )

It's not really an Early Access but a Means to maintain a high standard of living for Roberts and Fam. There's a reason he has allowed feature creeps to be an actual feature in the development of these games. He knows he can do this.

It's what it is but lets stop pretending these are but measly Early Access games that have Oopsie! their deadlines for a Decade. C'mon, bud. Let's be real here.

And if you want to help him with maintaining his Lifestyle then go for it. To each their own. But I think it's fair to say that this thing has gone from just a simple Sunk-Cost Fallacy problem to a straight up Cult-like phenomenon.

With that said, I do hope that those still around live long enough to see an actual release to these games.
Good luck. 👍

RonnySins1d 9h ago

@princeofanger
We got a shill here, guys lol.
Keep defending this scam 😆