All billing discontinued, effective immediately.
By Tim Colwill on September 3, 2012 at 1:06 pm
Over the weekend, I was dealt the devastating news that City of Heroes, my first MMO and my dearest love, would be shutting down before the end of the year. Paragon Studios, who are managing the title, had this to say: “In a realignment of company focus and publishing support, NCsoft has made the decision to close Paragon Studios.”
“Effective immediately, all development on City of Heroes will cease and we will begin preparations to sunset the world’s first, and best, Super Hero MMORPG before the end of the year. As part of this, all recurring subscription billing and Paragon Market purchasing will be discontinued effective immediately. We will have more information regarding a detailed timeline for the cessation of services and what you can expect in game in the coming weeks.”
Despite a shift to the free-to-play model last year, it seems like City of Heroes has no future in NCSoft’s catalogue. As a long-time lover of this sometimes boring but mostly brilliant game, I’d like to encourage us all to have a minute of silence.
Source: City of Heroes