Fans have been campaigning to keep the MMO City of Heroes alive with petitions and rallies, but in a statement NCSoft has informed the fans that City of Heroes simply can't be saved.
Publisher NCSoft has released a statement in response to fans who have been fighting to keep the MMO City of Heroes alive, and unfortunately it's not the news they were hoping for.
The statement from the NCSoft team reads:
"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."
Fans of the game gathered over 20,000 signatures in a petition to save City of Heroes, and even took the team out to dinner to show their gratitude. City of Heroes unfortunately can't be saved, and fans have until November 30 before the game is shut down.