Marvel Heroes developers say they were let go the day before Thanksgiving

And the game will shut down early.

More troubling news from the developers of soon to be no more Marvel Heroes: staff at studio Gazillion report they were all let go yesterday - the day before Thanksgiving.

Not only that, the developers report Marvel Heroes, a Marvel-themed free-to-play Diablo-style game for PC and consoles, will shut down tomorrow, Friday 24th November. The note on the Marvel Heroes website says the game will go dark on 31st December 2017.

MassivelyOP said it had seen a termination letter written by Gazillion CEO Dave Dohrmann, which claims "banking creditors have effectively pulled the plug on the company, leading to the termination of almost every employee at the studio and the apparent renege of benefits including accrued PTO [paid time off]".

Yesterday, staff backed up MassivelyOP's report, saying Gazillion let everyone go without paying PTO.

Angry players have been trying to get refunds ever since Disney announced Marvel Heroes was shutting down.

Marvel Heroes' community and social media channels had been conspicuously silent since mid-October, a fact that hadn't gone unnoticed by concerned players.

Game designer Brian Waggoner took to Twitter to reveal some of the planned features for the game which will sadly not see the light of day.

Disney and Gazillion management are yet to explain the closure of Marvel Heroes.

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