Last week it was announced that Marvel Heroes was shutting down, after Disney severed ties with the developer Gazillion. It now appears the studio has laid off its entire workforce, after comments from staff on social media, and an internal email from CEO David von Dorman leaked.
Multiple Gazillion staffers have reported that they weren’t paid severance, or recompensed for owing PTO (paid time off).
Officially unemployed on the day before thanksgiving.— Brian Waggoner (@Asros) November 22, 2017
Today we were told no severance. Not even paying out PTO. Good job, Gaz. I feared this would happen so I appreciate all the support you've given to shasta :https://t.co/aWyk0ja8Jh— Anthony Gallegos (@Chufmoney) November 23, 2017
I know a lot of people are upset and wanting refunds for their purchases in @MarvelHeroes, but please keep in mind the developers were not paid out PTO, severance, and our medical insurance is ending in 8 days.— Andrew Hair (@andrewhair) November 22, 2017
The shutdown period for Marvel Heroes has also been accelerated. It was originally slated to stay open until December, but will instead be shutting down on Friday, American time.