City of Heroes Summary
Fans of City of Heroes might yet see the return if their beloved superhero MMO. President of Missing Worlds Media Nate Downes says he's been in talks with NCsoft, who own the property, regarding the resurrection of the property. the current deal is this: "The CoH IP would be spun to its own company, to handle licensing. This company would itself license the existing engine from NCSoft for the creation of a maintenance mode, using a binary copy of the i23 server."
The first superhero MMO, City of Heroes, had a large following, and constantly innovated, from the highly customizable superhero outfits to the ability of players to build their own instanced missions. Missing Worlds Media is bringing it back, starting a Kickstarter fundraising drive for City of Titans.
NCSoft has announced that there will be no rescue of City of Heroes, and the MMO will be shut down.
Fans of City of Heroes refuse to let the superhero MMO go quietly, as they have amassed 20,000 signatures on an online petition, and even treated the developer Paragon's staff to a meal worth $1000.