Remember Paragon? You know, Epic Games’ MOBA game that featured some incredible character models in its teaser trailers, showcasing the visuals that Unreal Engine 4 can achieve? Well, Epic Games will be shutting it down on April 26th as it cannot grow it into a MOBA that retains enough players to be sustainable.
Now this is a bit funny as in February 2017, the company revealed that the game had more than 5.7 registered players. Not only that, but Epic Games claimed back then that Paragon was growing and that there were 44% more players playing each week. So, what exactly happened in just a year?
Here is Epic’s official statement:
“After careful consideration, and many difficult internal debates, we feel there isn’t a clear path for us to grow Paragon into a MOBA that retains enough players to be sustainable.
We didn’t execute well enough to deliver on the promise of Paragon. We have failed you — despite the team’s incredibly hard work — and we’re sorry.”
Epic will be also offering a full refund to every Paragon player for every purchase on any platform. This refund will come directly from Epic rather than your platform provider.
And that is that!