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Report:  Marvel Heroes  dev Gazillion shuts down, lays off entire workforce

Report: Marvel Heroes dev Gazillion shuts down, lays off entire workforce

November 23, 2017 | By Chris Kerr

It seems that Marvel Heroes developer Gazillion has been shuttered, with all employees being let go on the day before Thanksgiving. 

Comments from employees on social media appear to confirm the news, as does an internal email (picked up by PCGamesN) from Gazillion CEO David von Dorman. 

Worse still, multiple Gazillion staffers have reported that those affected aren't even being paid severance or PTO (paid time off). 

The studio hit rough waters earlier this week when the Disney-owned Marvel severed ties with the company, and confirmed that Marvel Heroes would be laid to rest. 

"We regret to inform our Marvel Heroes fans that we have ended our relationship with Gazillion Entertainment, and that the Marvel Heroes games will be shut down," Marvel explained in an email sent to Kotaku. 

"We would like to sincerely thank the players who joined the Marvel Heroes community, and will provide any further updates as they become available."

The game was originally due to shut down in December, but will now be winding down on Friday as a result of the extensive layoffs. We've reached out to Gazillion for comment.

Update: Gazillion has confirmed the news in a tweet on the official Marvel Heroes account. The studio is currently winding down, and as a result Marvel Heroes will be sunset immediately on all platforms. 


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