If you were wondering what was going to happen to all of Gazillion’s assets… You can stop. Things were pretty up in the air after Disney revoked the company’s license for Marvel Heroes. But after some time — and probably a good bit of negotiation — it’s been revealed that Trion Worlds now owns all of the now defunct company’s assets. This includes the full library of games, trademarks, patents, licenses, and domains.

The news of the acquisition comes via a Venture Beat interview with Trion’s CEO Scott Hartsman. During the interview Hartsman explained how the company plans to use the newly acquired properties, particularly technology and infrastructure, gained in the purchase. As it turns out, Trion plans to use this to build up its publishing service, offering developers everything they need to get their games in front of people while reducing their development cycle and avoiding things like crunch and lay offs.

Among items included in the Gazillion assets are a game engine that makes developing isometric games easier. That said, Trion is happy to work with game engine developers like Unity and Epic as well.

According to Harstman, his — and Trion Worlds’ — goal is to improve things for developers and give them a way to create games they’re passionate about while avoiding the more negative parts of working in the game industry. They also hope to provide developers with a wider reach than they would have otherwise.

If you’d like to read the interview in full, you can find it here.

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  1. Deathloche on June 26, 2018

    good now maybe Trion Worlds can get the a marvel license to create a real MMO similar to DC Universe online

  2. Weilan on June 25, 2018

    So is it safe to say Marvel Heroes will be relaunching under Trion?

    • LeiHngWei on June 25, 2018

      Dunno if they have the Marvel license, but they have no team, just the tools to help development in those areas seems to be the focus. Wait and see mode activated.

    • Mogar on June 25, 2018

      Even if they could. Would you really want TRION behind the wheels of that? I’d rather let the game die. And this is coming from someone who loved the game and played it for like 2 years straight.

      • Weilan on June 25, 2018

        I don’t, because I was never a fan of Marvel Heroes or any superhero games for that matter. If I were you, I’d be happy if there is even the slightest chance of a game you liked to come back.

        I haven’t really played much of Trion’s games, mostly ArcheAge and I quit it not because of Trion’s influence on the game, but because the game itself wasn’t as good as I hoped it would be.

        Now I’m trying to get myself into Defiance with Defiance 2050 and I really hope Trion have decided to turn their poor reputation (among players) around by making good decisions from now on.

    • Squeeezy on June 25, 2018

      Probably not.
      Disney revoked Gazillion’s license before their forced bankruptcy so Marvel Heroes license shouldn’t be in the assets bought by Trion, at most they have the source code for the mechanics but characters and scenarios and everything else marvel related is out.
      Unless Trion(or any other company) enters negotiations with Disney over Marvel Heroes license there should be no chance of revival.

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