Ever since it was announced that publisher NCsoft planned on shutting down City of Heroes and closed down the studio handling the game - Paragon Studios - fans and players have been trying to convince them of other solutions. However, NCsoft have now published an official response where they pretty much rule out any lingering hope that the game could be saved.
" City of Heroes Players and Fans,
We wanted to let you know that your voices have been heard and your concerns have been taken into serious consideration. We appreciate the overwhelmingly constructive and positive messages in the emails, notes, and packages you've sent in support of the game. It has not been an easy decision for us to close Paragon Studios and prepare to shut down City of Heroes. We've exhausted all options including the selling of the studio and the rights to the City of Heroes intellectual property, but in the end, efforts to do so were not successful. City of Heroes has a special place in all of our hearts, and we want to ensure its reputation and the memories we share for the game end on a high note.
Once again, we will be holding events throughout the process of preparing for the game's end, and we encourage players and fans of the franchise to join forces and enjoy their time in a game that we've enjoyed supporting for more than eight years. "
City of Heroes will draw its final breath on November 30. And it seems no amount of heroism can save it.