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Today’s news from Gazillion shows just how difficult it can be to make an online role-playing game a success.

Marvel Heroes developer Gazillion has laid off staff, via Gamasutra. We don’t have a number, but former Gazillion employee Michael Parks noted on Twitter that it was a lot.

Marvel Heroes is a free-to-play online multiplayer action role-playing game that stars characters from the famous comics brand. It originally launched in 2013. Players could spend money to unlock new characters. It plays from a top-down perspective, similar to other titles in the competitive action role-playing game field like Diablo III and Torchlight 2.

Chris Baker, Gazillion’s PR manager, confirmed the layoffs with Gamasutra.

 

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