Epic Games has just announced that it is giving away all the assets of its cancelled third-person MOBA game, Paragon, for free to all developers. These assets are currently available for download in the Unreal Engine Marketplace, so be sure to download them right away.
This free content is worth $12 million and includes 20 AAA-quality characters, with their respective skins, animations, VFX and dialogue, along with over 1,500 environment components.
Epic is also shipping a sample map that is handy for testing and can be used as a baseline for creating more customized environments.
The free Paragon assets pack includes:
- Characters: 20 Paragon Hero characters will be initially available including all skins for distinct character variants. The release also includes base meshes, thousands of textures, VFX and animation cycles, and dialogue with hundreds of sound cues. The character Shinbi comes with an animation Blueprint which can be tailored to specific needs. Epic sends special thanks to OTOY and 3D Scan Store for granting permission to keep intact the high-quality character materials using their facial and body scanning technologies as part of this release.
- Environments: The Paragon release includes over 1,500 environment assets created for the Agora and Monolith maps, including a sample map for developers to use and customize as desired.
Epic Games has also announced that it will release millions of dollars worth of additional Paragon asset packs beyond the initial $12 million offering through Spring and Summer 2018.