All heroes are free in the meantime
Gigantic is not long for this world. The Xbox One and PC hero shooter will shut down on July 31, 2018.
Leading up to the closure, every hero will be freely playable and the ability to purchase Rubies and Hero Packs has been switched off. “Currency will still be rewarded in-game, and any Crowns or Rubies gained by an account will remain available to purchase Shop items at discounted prices.”
This decision was bound to happen sooner than later. Perfect World laid off staff at Gigantic developer Motiga back in November, leaving behind only a “core team” of developers to support the game.
Writing about the impending server shutdown, the remaining staff said “the current state of the game has restricted options for further progress and relevant content updates, and delivering basic features while also fixing long-standing issues was more complicated than expected.” Simply put, Gigantic “did not resonate with as many players as we’d hoped” and couldn’t “break through in a crowded market.”
So this is it. The just-released January update, which adds a new character, will be Gigantic‘s last.
Gigantic’s Final Update [Gigantic]