Just last week, Epic Games announced that they are slowing down development on the free-to-play MOBA game Paragon to focus on the hugely successful, Fortnite. Well, it seems they’re taking it a step further.
Over on the official Epic Games website, the company has announced that Paragon is shutting down! The main reason? Epic doesn’t see how it can improve the game to retain players. There is a super tiny silver lining though; those who spent money on the game can get a refund. Check out the complete note from Epic to Paragon fans, as well as the steps to refund below.
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.
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.
To try to make this right, 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.
To request your refund, follow these steps:
- If you’re not playing on PC, link your Epic account (create one if necessary).
- If you play on PC, or have already linked your Epic account, you can request your refund here.
Epic also mentioned that servers will be up until April 26, 2018. Though they also did mention that “as the player population continues to decrease, matchmaking times and quality will further degrade.”
Goodbye, Paragon! You’ll soon join the countless number of games in video game heaven. You will be missed.
Source: Epic Games