New Face of City of Heroes to come from Community

In a recent interview with Massively, City of Heroes lead designer Matt Miller answered questions about the death of the game‘s most iconic character, Statesman.

When asked if a new hero will come forward and take the role of the man on the box, Miller replied:

We need to promote someone from within the Freedom Phalanx to be the new leader, but that will still leave a hole to be filled. We have plans to fill that hole with a character submitted by a community member in a contest. We did this prior to launch and picked Numina to be one of the Surviving Eight, and we’d love to do this sort of thing again. We’ll have more details on that in the coming months, but suffice it to say that your character has a chance at making into the official game lore as a member of Paragon City’s signature supergroup.

Smart move. This kind of community engagement is a great way to build a lasting relationship between developer and player, as well as spark renewed interest in an older game. Having a character that you created be promoted to an entire player base is the kind of exposure that the average gamer can only dream of.

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