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Old 05-25-2019, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Brainiac4 View Post
The frustrating thing about the closure was that City of Heroes was making money when it was shut down. NCSoft wanted more focus on things in their portfolio where they saw greater ROI. And hey, that's the kind of decisions that corporations get to make. But it's hard to wrap your head around the idea of turning off something that is making money.
They also refused to sell it to anyone and then did nothing at all with the IP aside from having Statesman in some MOBA commercial or something, years back. Current buzz aside, you have to assume that the value of the IP now is a fair bit less than it could have been in 2012 -- especially since the game itself was still profitable at that time.