Epic Games has decided to officially end support for their MOBA Paragon. In a statement made to the company’s official website, Epic detailed the reasoning behind their decision to end Paragon:
“It’s with heavy hearts we’ve decided to close down 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.”
The company goes on to explain how players can request their refunds, and states that they’ll keep the Paragon servers up until April 26th. It’s definitely depressing to hear that Paragon—which boasted so much promise within the MOBA genre—is being axed. However, Epic’s mention of low player count is definitely a solid reason in regards to cutting support of Paragon.
Another theory players have brought forth is that Epic may want to refocus their resources on Fortnite, which has seen exponential growth following the implementation of Fortnite Battle Royale. Regardless of the reasoning, it’s sad to see Paragon go. For more information on Epic’s decision and how to get refunded, click here to view the full post on the Epic Games website.