We recently covered the announcement of the closing of Gazillion Entertainment, shutting down Marvel Heroes & Marvel Heroes Omega. Disney was blamed for ending its relationship with Gazillion, but an inside source has given us the story on what really happened at Gazillion and Disney’s involvement.
Gazillion Entertainment, the company who developed and supported the free-to-play MMORPG Marvel Heroes featuring a ton of Marvel characters including the X-men as well as Marvel Heroes Omega for X-Box One and the PS 4 shut down for good last week. Initially, it was reported, by us, as well as others, that Gazillion was told the day before Thanksgiving that they would be closing the day after Thanksgiving, rather than the initial shut down the date of Dec. 31st, 2017. It was also reported that all the employees were laid off without severance, PTO, etc. More information has come to light, one of which is that the game had only been available since 2014 and had been re-branded on three separate occasions which indicate problems already existed. Also, we now know that there were a multiple series of layoffs leading up to the Disney separation. Most importantly, after speaking to a former employee of Gazillion who asked to remain anonymous, we were given the real story. Former Gazillion employee had this to say:
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