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Submission + - NCSoft Closes Paragon Studios ( 1

samazon writes: Earlier today, City of Heroes community manager Andy Belford announced that NCSoft is shutting down Paragon Studios. Over 7,500 individuals were viewing the official CoH forums as of 3:00 PM EST, and this thread from Belford, AKA Zwilinger, notes that "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."

A petition has already been created to save City of Heroes.

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NCSoft Closes Paragon Studios

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  • This is only ten days after the release of a new power set [] and only four months after a statement from Matt Miller [] promising, "We've got a ton of plans for content beyond Issue 24 and 25. We have a pencil sketch of the stories, arcs, zones, and trials for the next few years (I say pencil, because we still want to be agile and work to bring you things you actively ask for, things even you don't know you want yet!)"

Have you ever noticed that the people who are always trying to tell you `there's a time for work and a time for play' never find the time for play?