Marvel Heroes Developer Gazillion Apparently Lays Off Everyone On Thanksgiving Eve

Gazillion, the studio behind the embattled Marvel Heroes, has apparently been shut down today, with all staff laid off the day before Thanksgiving. As a result the game will also be closing early; originally due to end in December, it will now cease operations on Friday.

Multiple former employees have taken to Twitter to announce the layoffs, which come not long after Disney's decision to "end [its] relationship" with the developer.

Making matters worse, ex-Gazillion staff are also reporting that they're not even being paid their severance or PTO, and that their medical insurance will end next week.

Last week, PlayStation and Xbox players began the process of asking for refunds for the money they had spent on a game (that's less than six months old!) that would no longer be playable.

Disney pulled the plug on the game last week, after issuing a statement that read:

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

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    Wow that's a pretty shitty move.

      Living the American dream right there

    This is horrible, illegal and a joke. #boycottdisney till this is fixed...

    Honestly Disney should be made to fork out for the employers and for the refunds. They make billions a year so this would definitely not impact their pockets and earnings. Also would be good PR compared to this

      Well with all the concentration on Battlefront 2 things like this can be swept under the rug and be ignored after a day or two in the news

    Another situation where everyone loses out because of licensing red tape.
    Pretty crappy.

    We would like to thank our Marvel Fans at Gazillion and who are playing Marvel Heroes... BY TAKING AWAY THEIR TOYS! (or in the case of Disney Infinity - you kept the toys and lost the game)

    Don't buy Disney Online games, this is what they do, milk you until its no longer profitable and then dump you with nothing to show for it but memories, screenshots and a VoD if your stream/capture.

    This is what is wrong with Games As Service model... they can just shut it down without a care to the consumers or employees. No relegating the game to a "no further developments - maitenance only model", just take away the game.

    Kill your masters
    Overthrow the bosses
    Eat the rich

    Folks can thank the current CEO Dave Dohrmann for the shitty state of affairs that led to the game's demise.

    Everything was good when David Brevik was still in charge, but as soon as he resigned as CEO and left Gazillion (as he wanted to return to hands-on game design) it was all downhill.

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