When it was announced that City of Heroes was to shut down the community was less than pleased with the announcement and the reasons for its closure.

Since the game was shuttered at the end of November, fans of the game came together to create a successor to the superhero MMORPG. Two projects emerged, Heroes and Villains and another called The Phoenix Project. Both projects spawned from the Titan Network, a place where the CoH community has been gathering.

Over the weekend The Phoenix Project team announced the forming a new group of developers called Missing Worlds Media who are working on creating a new superhero MMO as a spiritual successor to City of Heroes.

The game will be powered by CryENGINE 3 and a first trailer has been released which showcases some of the ideas and art the new team will be working on.

Cameron Johnson, creative director of The Phoenix Project said: “We are proud to formally announce the inception of the Phoenix Project with a brand new promotional video showcasing a virtual gallery of concept art for a new, comic-themed MMORPG. The video showcases some art assets and the capability to build a virtual world and film within it, and I hope it gives some idea about what we’re trying to achieve with the characters and the world they will populate.”

Paul Younger
Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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