Cryptic Sells City of Heroes

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Cryptic Studios has sold its flagship game City of Heroes (and Villains) to publisher NCsoft.
City of Heroes was the game that launched Cryptic studios, and has been a successful staple of NCsoft's massively multiplayer online game publishing empire. Today, the developer confirmed that it has sold its intellectual and proprietary rights to City of Heroes (and a license to the underlying game engine) to NCsoft. Prior to the sale, City of Heroes was jointly owned by both NCsoft and Cryptic. Presumably, Cryptic is choosing to focus on the upcoming superhero-themed MMOG, Marvel Universe Online (among other projects). According to Cryptic, every member of the team still working on City of Heroes has been offered a position at NCsoft and NCsoft expects to continue updating and maintaining the game at its current level.

To provide the City of Heroes team with a home, NCsoft is opening a new studio in Mountain View, California. Executive Producer Brian Clayton will head up the new studio.

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