Back in January an anonymous source made a number of claims about City of Heroes’ / Villains’ performance to MMORPG.com, so let’s see how they stack up.
Predicting what is going to happen to the Western MMO market in 2013 seems a lot harder than doing the same for 2012. But when it comes to random guessing about stuff I only half understand, I’m going to give it my best shot.
At the end of 2011 I made a set of predictions about MMOs and the MMO industry. This is a pretty common thing to do, but I also feel I should own my predictions and actually check how accurate they were
Going through other bits of info online,my first article about what happened to CoH 2.0 stirred up a confirmation from another source.
NCsoft issued a statement about the future of City of Heroes / Villains (CoH/V). The TL;DR version is “It’s still shutting down”. The full statement says: “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 …
… NCsoft wasn’t interested. Anonymously-sourced rumours follow.
Following on from some previous posts: In a City of Heroes / Villains (CoH/) livestream summary it has been confirmed that Cryptic Studios isn’t blocking CoH/V’s engine licence from being renewed – “the license was purchased in perpetuity for CoH and another unreleased project”; and Jim Hague, who worked on the never released CoH pen-and-paper …
The CoH/V community is making the loudest noise I can remember seeing in trying to save their title, getting 14 613 signatures in less than a week at the time of writing.
I’m aware that for a lot of CoH/V players “Blame Jack Emmert / Cryptic Studios” is the default position when anything goes wrong, but I don’t see this rumour really being backed by the truth.
I was surprised to see a large spike in my site traffic today, especially to older posts about how many players CoH/V had. Then I looked further and saw that NCsoft announced its intentions to shut down CoH/V and Paragon Studios. This has taken a lot of people by surprise, given that it seemed that …