Epic Games' Paragon managed to carve out its own little space in the MOBA market for a short period of time. Well, all good things must come to an end, and after previously hinting at pulling the plug on the action-oriented MOBA, Epic Games has now officially announced that Paragon is being shut down for good.
The news comes courtesy of a post over on the official Epic Games website, where the developers announced that Paragon will be shutting down for good later this spring on April 26th.
The post over on the site explains that Epic Games went through a lot of "internal debates" before coming to the decision to finally shut down Paragon. Epic states that it wants to make things right and will do so by allowing gamers to gain refunds for PC and PS4 gamers. The company allows you to link your Epic Games account if you're not on PC and then request your refund. Once you link your account you can then head to the refund portal.
The form will request your first and last name, your Epic account e-mail address, and the product you would like to get a refund for, which includes Paragon. You can then choose where you made the purchase. You have to choose the date of the transaction, the item description, and the transaction amount. You'll then need to supply your order identification number to complete the process.
Now there's no guarantee that every single refund will honored, but it does appear as if Epic wants to rectify the situation by doing what it can to assuage the concerns and grief of gamers who had invested a lot of time and money into the MOBA title.
The third-person MOBA shooter actually only just recently came out back in March of 2016 where it originally had its early access phase. It took another year before the game moved from early access to open beta in February of 2017.
Paragon managed to originally set itself apart back in 2016 when it first came out by allowing gamers to participate in a very action-oriented multiplayer PvP experience. Unlike other typical MOBA titles, Paragon themed itself around third-person combat, not entirely dissimilar to Epic Games' other claim to fame, Gears of War.
However, Epic noted recently that Paragon had not only lost players but also development support. Many of the studio's talent had migrated over to Epic's other prime time game... Fortnite.
Originally, Fortnite wasn't in the most fortuitous of positions, focusing on attempting to lure in the crowd who enjoyed open-world survival games like DayZ and tower-defense games like Dungeon Defenders. However, things turned around drastically when Epic introduced the Battle Royale mode, and since then it's all been history. Sadly, Paragon suffered as a result, and Epic decided that now it's time to cut the losses and shut it down.