The developers of Marvel Heroes are now all laid off after Disney has cut the ties with them.
Kotaku reports that the originally planned end-of-year Gazillion closure was brought forward, as they had to leave this Wednesday, just before Thanksgiving. The closure laid off every employee, making their situation quite tough, especially how players requested refunds after hearing the news. The employees got no severance, and their medical insurance ends next week.
Gazillion was founded by Rob Hutter (former head of Revolution Ventures) and John Romero (co-creator of Doom at id Software!) in 2005 with the goal to pick up the fight against Blizzard’s back-then-mighty World of Warcraft with a good alternative in the MMO genre. They got the Marvel deal sorted in 2009, but Romero left in 2010 after his game got canned. Marvel Super Hero Squad and Marvel Heroes are their games… or were. The former one’s Omega version surfaced on the PlayStation 4.