Paragon Studios faces closure, City of Heroes to have one last battle

NCsoft are closing Paragon Studios, creator of City of Heroes, due to a “realignment of company focus and publishing support,” according to community manager Andy Belford.

Belford states that, “all recurring subscription billing and Paragon Market purchasing will be discontinued effective immediately,” marking the end of days for the world’s first superhero MMORPG which launched in 2004.

Although the team has its head held high, it’s devastating to learn that a beloved online title is being cancelled when it played such an important role in moulding the MMORPG genre.

Paragon Studio seemingly have plans to make sure that it goes out with a bang as they’ve asked everybody to keep an eye out for what they’ll bringing to the game in the next few weeks.

NCsoft has spoken to IGN regarding the situation, giving a solid closing date:

Both NCsoft and Paragon Studios are incredibly proud of the success of City of Heroes, but unfortunately, the continued support of the franchise no longer fits within our long term goals for the company. All employees at Paragon Studios are affected by this decision, including the management team. 

We will begin the City of Heroes sun setting process immediately with the goal to officially stop our service offerings for the franchise on November 30, 2012.

This was a very tough decision to make and wish the best for all Paragon Studio employees in their next ventures.

We wish for the best for the team at Paragon Studios and hope City of Heroes is given the fantastic send-off that it deserves.

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