Epic shutters Paragon over playerbase size woes, declaring it ‘unsustainable’
When Epic Games admitted last week that Paragon’s playerbase just couldn’t seem to push past its core, many fans all but expected this announcement, and now it’s come.
“It’s with heavy hearts we’ve decided to close down Paragon. We truly appreciate everything you’ve put into Paragon. We received many passionate ideas for where to take the game; the outpouring of thoughtful suggestions is another testament to this incredible community. 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.”
Epic has taken the unusual step of offering refunds to all Paragon players for all purchases on every platform ever. The servers will close on April 26, 2018.
As we’ve previously pointed out, Epic Games already has a fresh blockbuster on its hands in Fortnite, which after switching gears to become a battle royale game is now right on PUBG’s heels in terms of monthly revenue.
Hugs to everyone affected by the impending shutdown.