Epic Games Will Shut down Its Free-To-Play Title Paragon in April
Paragon, Epic Games’ free-to-play title that tried to put the company on the already crowded MOBA market will soon go into history. The game’s servers are shutting down on April 26, 2018. Epic already posted on Reddit a week ago, explaining how the game is in trouble and how it struggles to keep new players. It seems that they just had to pull the plug.
“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,” reads the post on Epic Games’ site, with the team concluding that “We have failed you – despite the team’s incredibly hard work – and we’re sorry.”
The game’s dwindling player base is the main reason for the shutdown along with the company trying to nourish Fortnite, which became a huge success in short time, or as Epic said in their Reddit post a week ago “it has grown far larger than anything in Epic’s past.” This made many Paragon team members switching to Fortnite in order to work on it instead.
The good news is that “Epic is 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.” If you made the purchase on PC follow this link; if you made the purchase on other platforms just link your Epic account, and create one if you already don’t have it.
The game will be available to play until April 26, 2018, with Epic telling players that matchmaking times will grow longer because of the decreasing number of players.