City of Heroes Player Summit

City of Heroes' first player-designed costume hits the cash shop

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Last month, I talked about how impressed I was that Paragon Studios let the players design so much new content at this year's Player Summit. My favorite was a new post-apocalyptic armor set that players dreamed up, voted on, and directed a concept artist to draft during the mini-convention.

Today, City of Heroes released the costume set from last year's player summit design session, the Retro Sci-fi kit, available for $5 in the game's cash shop. I had a quick chat with the devs to find out how close it is to the players' original design, and why it took so long.

City of Heroes players to assemble at real-life Summit

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City of Heroes developer Paragon Studios have always been player-orientated, holding numerous player gatherings in the past. However, with the launch of the game's new business model and Free-to-Play mode, the company want to do something with a little more scale. Massively are reporting that they intend to hold a City of Heroes Player Summit; something much more than just a little gathering.

Heroes players can assemble for the Summit on November 19 in Palo Alto, California. If you're a fan of the super-hero MMO and fancy the journey over to America's west coast, you can expect to find a venue where you can chat with the developers, attend panels and pick up some CoH merch. Little more information than that has been revealed, but keep an eye on the City of Heroes website if you think this is the event for you.