Marvel Heroes publisher Gazillion Entertainment laid off most of its employees yesterday.
The company had already announced plans to wind down Marvel Heroes by the end of the year. A letter sent company-wide by CEO David von Dorman informed staff that they were being terminated immediately, with just a few remaining to handle the company's wind-down.
According to a report in PCGamesN, Marvel Heroes will be shut down at the end of this week. Dismayed employees took to Twitter, explaining that they had expected to be working — and receiving benefits — until the end of the year.
“Happy Holidays, the company is dead and you’re laid off.” https://t.co/UGJt75ftL4— Andrew Hair (@andrewhair) November 22, 2017
Officially unemployed on the day before thanksgiving.— Brian Waggoner (@Asros) November 22, 2017
Today we were told no severance. Not even paying out PTO. Good job, Gaz. I feared this would happen so I appreciate all the support you've given to shasta :https://t.co/aWyk0ja8Jh— Anthony Gallegos (@Chufmoney) November 23, 2017
The game is a free-to-play action-RPG featuring a cast of Marvel’s superheroes and villains. Originally released in 2013 on PC, it was later re-released under the names Marvel Heroes 2015, Marvel Heroes 2016 and Marvel Heroes Omega, the game’s current incarnation. A version of Marvel Heroes Omega was released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One earlier this year.