Take-Two No Longer Publishing Champions Online
It was originally announced in July that 2k Games, the publishing arm of Take-Two interactive, had signed a deal to publish the new super hero themed MMOG from Cryptic. Once it was revealed that Cryptic had a new home with Atari though, it seemed highly likely that a change in publishers was also in Champions' future.
Confirmation came this week in the form of a conference call to Take-Two's investors by the company's president, Ben Fedder, who simply stated, “ We no longer intend to publish the MMOG Champions Online due to Atari's acquisition of Cryptic” according to GamesIndustry.biz. Though no official comment has been made by Cryptic at this point, signs point to Atari as taking over publishing rights to Champions, along with the formerly announced Star Trek Online.