Some sad news surfaced over the weekend as City of Heroes and Paragon Studios are being shut down. NCsoft decided it was time to shut down the first superhero MMORPG amidst a company focus realignment, even though the game went free-to-play last year. The team at Paragon have already begun to set things up to close City of Heroes before the end of the year. The studio will have more information in the next several weeks on when it will be shut down and what to look forward to to celebrate the game's eight year run. No more purchases can be made at the Paragon Market and all current subscriptions are immediately canceled. Paragon Studios thanks all of its employees for their hard work and dedication over the years, and says any company will have no regrets about hiring the Paragon staff. The studio also thanks all of its fans for years of support and to not focus on why City of Heroes and Paragon are closing. Instead it should be a celebration of everything the team accomplished with the superhero MMO and to send it off with one final bang.