Fans were worried that the unexpected success of Fortnite would leave Epic Games’ other titke, Paragon behind. Turns out they were right to worry. Epic will shut down Paragon on 26 April and offer full refunds to every player, the company have said.
“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,” reads a blog post attributed to the Paragon team. “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.”
Paragon, first launched in 2016 as an early access game, it was a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) that achieved a small amount of success. It didn’t make much of an impact like Fortnite has done, which has seen millions and millions of players thanks to its free-to-play Battle Royale mode.
You can see the official statement from Epic themselves here.