Heroes Fall

Paragon Studios Developers of City of Heroes to Close

Sad news breaks this afternoon as City of Heroes' production team Paragon Studios announces it is closing.

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I know many will be saddened by this news, not only because CoH has a lot of fond memories for many players but also we have another set of very talented people left looking for work.

So for all of you current and former Heroes who have flown the skies of Paragon City, let us know what your favorite memory of the game is -- for me it was my first flight to the top of a skyscraper only to get hideous vertigo.

Here's the announcement from Andy Belford, CM at Paragon:

"This morning we announced that Paragon Studios will be taking to the skies of City of Heroes for the last time.

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.

The team here at Paragon deserves special praise for all that we have accomplished over the last 5+ years. These developers are some of the most creative and talented people in the gaming industry. By now, we've all been given this news internally, but to anyone who may be reading this message after the fact; know that your hard work and dedication has not gone unappreciated or unnoticed. To any potential studios looking to grow your team; hire these people. You won't regret it.

To our Community,

Thank you. Thank you for your years of support. You've been with us every step of the way, sharing in our challenges, encouraging us to make City of Heroes better, more than everyone else thought it could be. We couldn't have come this far without you. I implore you all, focus on the good things of CoH and Paragon Studios. Don't dwell on the "how" or the "why", but rather join us in celebrating the legacy of an amazing partnership between the players and the development team.

Thank you, and I'll see you in the skies, one last time."

                                                         Scott "Jarimor" Hawkes, Editor in Chief

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Wow
# Sep 04 2012 at 9:41 PM Rating: Decent
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I remember being so excited for this MMO back on 04. It's sad to hear about all these great game servers shutting down. One of the old SOCOM game servers are shutting down as well. Let's not forget Star Wars Galaxies.

The only time I could ever play CoH was whenever I went to my friends house, because he actually owned it, and at the time couldn't afford the game.
:(
# Aug 31 2012 at 1:48 PM Rating: Decent
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Was sad to hear this news. I have so many good memories of this game. :(
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