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NCsoft: Nothing Had Been Decided on Selling City of Heroes

'Unethical' game closure is an article on the Korea Times where a fantasy author complains about the closure of City of Heroes, NCsoft's MMORPG (thanks Ant and Krnl_Mandrake via Slashdot). The article focuses on the backlash the move has inspired, though there is a quote from an NCsoft spokesperson offering a shred of hope for fans of the superhero game:

NCsoft’s Seoul-based spokesman Kim Yo-han said that terminating the service was a “strategic decision,” adding that “nothing had been decided on selling the game or other action afterwards.”

According to local industry analysts, the game has been bringing in 3 billion won ($2.76 million) every quarter. “It is hard to comprehend what NCsoft means when they said they closed it for strategic reasons,” one analyst said.

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3. Re: More Big Picture Details Dec 6, 2012, 11:25 HorrorScope
 
Ceribaen wrote on Dec 6, 2012, 11:09:
Or perhaps the licensing agreement with Perfect World Entertainment ran out, and PWE asked more than was feasible to keep the game running to continue licensing. Which would jive with the sudden closure as there was a roadmap in place to continue growing the game.

Sure, something in the details with everything considered made them make the decision to close. Unethical not being one.
 
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