Behind the Scenes of the Paragon Studios Shutdown
The untold story of the failed attempt to keep City of Heroes going.
Long before THQ collapsed and Disney’s shutdown of Warren Spector’s Junction Point Studios, game developers were shocked by NCsoft’s apparent sudden shutdown of City of Heroes developer Paragon Studios.
To outsiders, the Aug. 31 closure seemingly came out of nowhere, affecting 80 employees — many of whom were just as surprised as the rest of the gaming world. But had history zigged instead of zagged, Paragon could still be around today. In fact, say Paragon veterans, up until the last minute, it looked like the company was facing a much different fate.